Serve the freshest food year-round
One of the primary benefits of container farming is its season-agnostic growing capabilities. By growing warm-weather lettuces, leafy greens, and herbs on campus year-round, you can provide your students and faculty with the freshest food available.
"On harvest days, I deliver the lettuce around 10:30. Lunch service starts at 11, so students are getting produce that was harvested just half an hour ago," said Nick Pagan, Clark University
Attract a new generation of students
In 2021, Generation Z-ers (born 1999-present) fill our schools. More than the generations before it, Generation Z cares deeply about making the world a better place. This influences their brand loyalty, purchase decisions, job choices, and also their college decisions. 75% of students say that having information about a college's commitment to environmental issues would contribute to their application and/or attendance decisions.
Create transparency in your campus food system
Local hydroponic farming provides transparency into an otherwise obscure food system. Today, most food service providers source the majority of their fresh produce from huge farms in California, Central America, or South America. Fresh produce can travel thousands of miles, and consumers have little awareness of who is growing it. Having an on-campus container farm creates a transparent option for sourcing food and, by reducing the distance food travels, consumers can better understand the means of production. Integrating a container farm into your campus will increase awareness and make students and faculty feel more involved with the food they eat in the dining halls.
Promote health, wellness, and nutrition
Needless to say, encouraging the consumption of fresh vegetables is a great way to promote campus wellness. The Greenery S is able to elevate the salad bar, boosting it from “blah” to one of your campus' most unique features.
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