Outside of Dallas-Fort Worth, a privately-held next-generation indoor agriculture company is changing the way we farm our produce and feed our communities.
Texas may be big, but Eden Green Technology aims to increase accessibility, affordability, and nutrition globally.
How Eden Green stacks up
AgTech solutions – “Farming 4.0” – abound of late, but few offer as promising an innovation as vertical hydroponic farming. Each of its vertical greenhouses can produce 11 to 13 harvests per year and grow 200+ products, allowing for on-demand and consistent supply for its offtake partners. “The 5,000- mile salads have got to stop,” the company proclaims—and not only because they’re so unreliable.
Eddy Badrina, Eden Green’s CEO since 2016, describes the company’s master plan as a nationwide system of modular, decentralized, high-density vertical greenhouses arrayed like a “mesh network.” A mesh network, a term borrowed from the tech sector from which Badrina comes, is an infrastructure topography of directly- and dynamically connected “nodes” (in this case, the greenhouses) that cooperate and trade with each other.
The real advantage of this innovation comes down to the ultimate cost to the consumer, says Badrina. You get “locally grown produce, but at scale for [multiple] communities. To have those all around and decentralize the food supply costs that are inherent in the system right now – as well as reduce the waste – then the price starts to lower meaningfully,” he says.
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