urban-gro announced the grand opening of an indoor farm at Bruce Randolph High School in Denver, CO in partnership with Teens for Food Justice (TFFJ), a New York City based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization galvanizing a youth-led food justice movement in underrepresented communities.
TFFJ is catalyzing a youth-led movement to end food insecurity through high-capacity, school-based vertical farming by training youth, ages 12 to 18, to build and maintain indoor vertical farms that serve as local sources for fresh food and centers for nutrition and health education in their schools and communities. The hydroponic farm at Bruce Randolph High School in Denver is its first in Colorado.
Bradley Nattrass, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of urban-gro, commented, “We are both humbled and thrilled to be teaming-up with Teens for Food Justice to help bring healthy food and education resources to local communities. As a leader serving the global indoor CEA market, this partnership gives our team the opportunity to share our unparalleled industry knowledge with the next generation of innovators for the direct benefit of their community while enhancing education around sustainable growing practices.”
Katherine Soll, CEO and Co-founder of TFFJ, added, “TFFJ is extremely grateful that urban-gro has chosen to so generously support the construction of the Bruce Randolph Farm and the launch of our first national location in Denver. It is truly exciting to partner with urban-gro and leverage their expertise and leadership within the commercial indoor agriculture sector as we combine forces to build healthy food access where it is needed most, while also activating a new generation of leaders to drive innovative, sustainable food systems in Denver.”