Himalaya Technologies, Inc. launched Infood Technologies to offer indoor agriculture products and services to K12 and collegiate education, municipal government, and enterprise customers. As part of the INFOOD initiative, Himalaya has partnered with Nelson and Pade, Inc., a provider of aquaponics systems and services, and Vertical Crop Consultants, Inc., a provider of vertical farming products and services including indoor facilities and container farms called Cropbox.
Said Rebecca Nelson, CEO of Nelson and Pade, Inc.: “The Team at Nelson and Pade, Inc. is thrilled to establish a Dealership with Himalaya that will broaden the access to aquaponic systems in schools. Himalaya’s long-standing and successful business relationships will provide a new platform to launch Nelson and Pade Aquaponic Systems in schools, improving educational models and inspiring students.”
“With Aquaponic Systems in nearly 40 countries and over 800 schools and universities, we’ve observed that students with aquaponic systems in the classroom thrive in a hands-on learning environment as they are inspired to better understand the science behind the technology. Aquaponics has spurred interest among students in biology, business, wellness, and agriculture and has been the impetus for students to plan a career in aquaponic farming or related subjects and technologies. The monitoring and care of an aquaponic system by students helps instill a sense of responsibility, inspires creativity, and creates excitement in the learning environment.”
Out of this need, Himalaya has partnered with Vertical Crop Consultants, Inc., provider of the Cropbox, to offer indoor agriculture solutions, including container-based farms. The Cropbox was brought to life by Tripp Williamson while managing Williamson Greenhouses, a company his father started over 35 years ago. After years in the greenhouse industry and seeing the ever-growing demand for vertical farming systems all over the world, Tripp saw the need to start VCC and continue to cultivate the future of food.
Said VCC’s CEO Tripp Williamson: “Like farmers who pour everything they have into the land to provide food for others, we will also pour everything into developing innovative and high-yielding food production solutions possible. We know our customers and future farmers care about more than just themselves. They want to be a part of something greater, taking care of our planet and one another. Cultivating a family and community of like-minded people by putting nutritious food into the hands of those who need it most is the mission of Vertical Crop Consultants. Let’s get growing together!”
Said Vik Grover, Himalaya’s CEO: “The convergence and disruption of conventional agriculture brought by clean technologies is increasing. Outdoor farmers often can reap 2x per acre yield by converting farmland to solar farms. Meanwhile, the world’s inefficient food supply chain leads to significant waste of nutrition while simultaneously causing substantial CO2 emissions and global environmental damage. N&P and VCC provide Himalaya a powerful one-two green tech punch to target education, government, and enterprise customers in our region, across the United States, and worldwide. Both companies’ proven track records and high-profile customer case studies will be paramount to our success at Infood Technologies as we grow the business into 2024 and beyond.”