Next-generation, Hydroponic Farming is Thriving in Las Vegas:
Local Greenhouse creating new, nutrient and ecological benchmarks
Are you concerned about the lack of nutritional value, and flavor in our produce? Are you concerned about harvesting maximum efficiency from less environmental resources? Are you concerned about the dearth of agriculture in Nevada?
Well, concern yourselves no longer. There is a solution. Desert Greens H2o has just completed its flagship, broad-scale hydroponic greenhouse, which will be a driving force in redefining the existing food paradigm in Nevada.
LAS VEGAS, NV. - June 15, 2016 – Five weeks ago, the U.S Food and Drug Administration vowed to take a much closer look at the current food regulatory system, in a concerted effort to come to derive more accurate definitions of “healthy,” “natural,” and “organic,” as labeling concerns intensify. On May 10, 2016, Wall Street Journal reporter Annie Gasparro, quoted the FDA as declaring, “. . . that in light of evolving nutrition research and other forthcoming food-labeling rules, ‘We believe now is an opportune time to re-evaluate regulations concerning nutrient content claims, generally, including the term healthy’”. Desert Greens H2o utilizes water filtration technology, nutrient water administered via hydroponic or aeroponic induction, organic seed and no pesticides; the crops are flavorful and naturally, nutrition-rich.
Brett Uniss, Chef de Cuisine B&B Ristorante, at the Venetian, states eloquently, “Everyone has a choice to make when sourcing the food that they eat. Acting responsibly by choosing a sustainable and local source is of utmost importance.” He adds that, “The growth in locally produced vegetables here in Las Vegas is exciting because it will only lead to more delicious and sustainable food.”
In addition to healthy, delicious, locally grown food, Desert Greens H2o boasts exponential square foot crop production figures, and requires 90% less water than traditional farming. The hydroponic A-Frame with its’ unique height and pitch design, houses 4050 plant sites in 256 square feet of greenhouse space. Systems designer Tom Blount states, “That this A-Frame design is the most efficient way to deliver all of the essential needs the seed has, to allow it to reach 100% of its’ DNA potential.” Commercial farming produces I plant per square foot, whereas the hydroponic A-Frame supports 15+ plants per square foot. As one enters the greenhouse, 20 varieties of lettuce & greens, 20 varieties of tomatoes, assorted herbs, peas, cucumbers, peppers, beans and strawberries abound. Desert Greens H2o is truly an oasis, in the food desert of Southern Nevada.
The hydroponic A-Frame is the industry leader in water conservation. In traditional farming, one head of lettuce requires 15 gallons of water to reach maturity, the plant retains 18 ounces of water, but the rest is wasted. Tom smiles as he relays that, “The closed-loop application of the A-Frame allows our lettuce to reach harvestable weight, using only 22 ounces of water per plant.” A traditional soil-grow uses 600,000 gallons of water to produce 40,000 heads of lettuce; whereas, the hydroponic system would use less than 60,000 gallons for the same 40,000 heads. Land and water conservation, along with less power consumption and transportation fuel, makes this successful greenhouse green.
Desert Greens H2o is collaborating with The University of Nevada, Cooperative Extension to confirm water usage, carbon footprint, square foot crop production, and increased flavor and nutrient values that have been achieved through Tom’s innovative systems. Third party documentation, or white papers, can confirm the exponential increase in crop volume per square foot, and flavor and nutrient profiles.
Note to Editor: Desert Greens H2o can attach pertinent information regarding the greenhouse project, including fact citations and background field work done by all of its’ employees.