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SUSTAINABILITY

SUSTAINABILITY ISN'T PART OF OUR WORK

IT'S A GUIDING INFLUENCE FOR ALL OUR WORK.

Vertical farming is a sustainable method (meeting society's food needs in the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs) based on an understanding of ecosystem services, the study of relationships between organisms and their environment. It seeks to sustain farmers, resources and communities by promoting farming practices and methods that are profitable, environmentally sound and good for communities.

 

OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES

FRESHNESS &

TRANSPORTATION COSTS

CLIMATE

UNCERTAINTY

FOOD

SAFETY

WATER

CONSERVATION

 

FRESHNESS & TRANSPORTATION COSTS

  • Produce traveling from California, Arizona or internationally often can take a week or more to make it onto the store shelves 

  • Fuel price variability

  • Increased federal regulation governing driver hours 

  • Increased demand for fresh and frozen foods 

CLIMATE UNCERTAINTY

 
  • There will be reduced agricultural production 

  • Degradation of soil and water quantity and quality 

  • Decrease in snow pack and changes in severe storms 

  • Vulnerability and adaptive capacity of rural communities

 

FOOD SAFETY

  • Produce recalls have increased in past years for a multitude of reasons 

  • Contaminated water and field conditions due to near proximity to feed lots 

  • Lack of control over pests, animals and compost 

  • Need for pesticides in an uncontrolled environment

 

WATER CONSERVATION

  • Harvest Moon Farms uses 99% less water per head of lettuce

  • Harvest Moon Farms has 95% water reuse