CAN (BC): Tower farm installed at Utopia Feels

A commercial tower farm has been brought into Utopia Feels to provide sustainable fresh produce to those who want it.

People might recognize Utopia Feels as a Botanical Glampground, which has been operated for the past three years. With the growing towers, owner Doug Vidic says the area is now a sustainable farm resort.

“We’re kind of the new generation of farming, so we don’t have the biases of the older generations,” says Vidic.

“So we’re just trying to pick what works, and with the labor shortages and trying to find people, you gotta do it more efficiently.”

He says the towers are able to grow 10 times more efficiently than traditional ground growing. It’s because of the vertical use of space.

He says the towers are able to grow faster than traditional farming as well. The towers have been up for three weeks, and already the farm has harvestable lettuce, herbs, and plants.


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