Filipino farming solutions company introduces aeroponics to urban areas.
TAGUIG, METRO MANILA—With local population growing by the day, the demand for food is becoming much greater than the farm-market route can supply. In addition to this, inflation and constantly changing policies is affecting how Filipinos source their food. Go-to ingredients become more expensive and less accessible for the average Filipino household.
Food is such an essential part of Filipino culture. It brings families and friends together and is at the center of any gathering, large or intimate. Good Greens + Co. aims to not only be the number one source of quality produce in high-density areas, but also, to bring the neighborhood together—shaping an inclusive farming culture at the heart of community life.
Having an affordable and accessible avenue to source local ingredients, particularly vegetables, which are a staple in many everyday Filipino meals, means being able to eat well even in such trying times. This is the gap that farming solutions company, Good Greens & Co. aims to solve.
How they fill this gap is by bringing aeroponic farms directly in urban, high-density communities where they are able to serve the most number of people. They make consistently high-quality produce available literally 24/7, with a self-sustaining modern farm that produces vegetables like pechay, spinach, basil, and kangkong. aeroponic farming—an innovative way to plant fresh greens without needing soil and massive patches of land, avoiding chemical and pesticide use altogether. Automated aeroponic farming uses mineral nutrient solutions in mist, consuming 95% less water than regular farming methods. Because of the absence of soil, aeroponic farms are able to build up, instead of horizontally, thereby needing less space. This allows them to grow vegetables practically anywhere, and for a much shorter period of time.
I believe that we are spending too much time and resources as a country trying to improve our farm-to-market infrastructure. For a fraction of the cost, you can bring the farms to the cities. By going vertical, we should be able to produce more, at a higher quality, and at a cost that is lower than what most Filipinos are paying now,” states Paolo Delgado, one of the company’s founders.
Good Greens & Co. aims to provide farm-fresh produce at price points cheaper than what you can find in a market or a grocery store. Their roster of vegetables are everyday greens, those that Filipinos use in a variety of home-cooked dishes, as compared to high-value vegetables that aren’t intrinsic to Filipino meals.
Their first vertical farm will be in Taguig, to be launched early next year, with the first batches being planted in the last quarter of the year. For inquiries or partnerships please get in touch with Erez Lugassi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Good Greens + Co.: Good Greens + Co. is a vertical farming solutions provider that aims to bring fresh, high-quality produce to urban homes by building farms in the heart of these communities. Founded in 2018, the company is currently testing their first aeroponic farm in Taguig, Metro Manila.