The life of a container farm grower

Jenna, our sustainability technician, is the true champion of seeing our lovely little greens through their lifespan. Jenna looks after our plants from seed all the way to ready-to-harvest plant, and it’s no small feat.

While a Growcer container makes farming quite easy, growing still requires lots of work. The system contains pumps, hoses and 1,800 growing plants, plus another 1,200 seedlings - to be looked after every single day.

Fiona Rettie with Growcer writes, "Jenna knows the farm like no one else because she spends the most time there. When I was the sustainability technician, this was my role, too. Jenna and I are the only two people who work in the Growcer farm: I operate and oversee the Rocket Greens program, and Jenna is responsible for day-to-day duties including plant care, dosing nutrients, doing maintenance, and making sure our greens are thriving."

Spending hours in a container filled with plants you’ve grown from seed doesn't always feel like work. With the aromas of herbs and fresh veggies and all those shades of green, being in the farm can be therapeutic. Anyone who has grown, harvested or hunted their own food knows how satisfying it is to be part of this process - it’s one of Fiona's favorite part of the job.

She continues, "Each morning we check on our Growcer to make sure everything is going well. We look at the pumps to ensure water is being moved well, check hoses for clogs, and look for any signs of potential plant issues so we can get ahead of it.

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