GreenGro Technologies’ subsidiary, BP Gardens, a California-based eco-friendly technology company, is hoping to change food production with its vertical gardens. James Haas, CEO of GreenGro Technologies, wants BP Gardens to provide urban communities, restaurants and grocers with locally grown, pesticide-free fruit and vegetables by running a hydroponic, closed-loop system with a zero-waste, aquaponics solution with an 80% water-saving process.
The Buena Park location has completed its construction and is currently planting crops, which are ideal for leafy greens. BP Lincoln Gardens, its sister company, is preparing for its first crops, will focus on the growth of heavy greens and will aim to grow 45,000 heads of lettuce a month between the two locations.
Haas expects half of his customer base to be from the medical marijuana industry. Although GreenGro does not participate in the sale of medical marijuana, Haas explains that GreenGro’s equipment and advanced hydroponic systems benefit the industry.
However, he remains focused on the BP Gardens projects and wants to expand globally with the hope of being the food source and reducing Earth’s carbon footprint.