Philippines: Farm expands with eight growing towers

Good Greens & Co. (GGC), the vertical farming solutions unit of the Delgado Brothers Group, recently turned over 8 additional vertical farm towers to Navotas City, expanding the project into a 12-tower urban vertical farm in less than a year since its launch. 

Good Greens & Co.’s eight additional Vertical Farm towers were donated to the City of Navotas. The project, in partnership with the Navotas City Council and the Boy Scout of the Philippines (BSP), is considered to be the tallest in Metro Manila and aims to continue cultivating a sufficient and self-sustainable food source as restrictions are still placed for food transportation due to the current COVID-19 situation. 

Through these 700 square-meter vertical farm towers, green produce is grown indoors which will be made readily available to the surrounding communities of Navotas. This will also yield higher production of crops as they are not affected by unfavorable weather conditions. Additionally, these vertical farm towers will provide a more efficient way of producing crops as it needs less land compared to traditional farming. 

“Through this innovation, we can ensure food security by planting crops even in highly urbanized areas like Navotas which will greatly benefit its citizens,” said Mr. Glenn Panganiban, National Director for Urban Agriculture.

“Vertical farm towers are a viable solution to address existing agricultural challenges such as farmland fatigue, pesticide run-off, and greenhouse gas emissions. We see this model as a sustainable and viable model that urban areas can adopt, and it holds promise for locally grown and sustainable produce,” said Simon Villalon, President of Good Greens & Co.

Read the complete article at www.manilastandard.net.

 


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