Your Local Greens is a hydroponic farm in Burlington that grows five types of kosher and organic lettuce. It grows lettuce in a safe, clean and controlled atmosphere, in water without using soil, the right mix of nutrients and light.
Farm Manager Chris Amaya has been working with hydroponics for the last six years and oversees all of the farm's operations. "Sustainability is most important to me because of how our resources are managed. I feel that our end goal, sustainable-wise, should be water conservation," Amaya said.
Amaya said he believes hydroponic farming is the wave of the future. The farm partners up with community organizations and educational institutions to promote a wide range of positive outcomes.
They provide work at a liveable wage for adults with autism and DDI, as well as support school-based nutrition programs that teach students the importance of a healthy diet.
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