DELICIOUS, FRESH PRODUCE

AEROPONICALLY GROWN, HARVESTED  TO ORDER

By 2050 the UN has stated that we won't be able to feed the world population using existing methods

Climate change and global warming are already significantly affecting the duration and quality of the growing season, negatively impacting efficiencies in food production as well as its quality worldwide. 

Covid 19 has proven that the UK supply chains are dangerously  dependent on foreign imports. Brexit is likely to increase the cost of the produce we buy in. Rainforests are being ripped down and burnt so that we can grow more soya, palm oil and beef, speeding up the damage and making conditions worse.  

This needs to end...

We need a new sustainable way of working when it comes to food production... We need a food revolution, where foods are grown as close to where they are consumed as possible. Just like the good old days.

 

There is a growing movement producing foods in urban environments, right next to the people that need it. This is what we're doing but bringing a bit of technology in to help.

Business Snapshot

What is it:  

  • 6,100 sq ft Greenhouse

 

What will it produce:

  • 80+ different crop types on a scale that will supply all areas of the business including the Food Hall & Restaurant 

 

Employment:

  • 4 full-time, 3 part-time

 

Education & Agri-Tourism:  

  • Lessons in aeroponic growing, micro herb production, other types of hydroponic & hyperlocal horticulture

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Truegardens'  6,000 sq ft Greenhouse in Arizona is the pinnacle of agricultural innovation. The gentle trickle of water feeding the lush plant-life that tumbles from the towers & the cool fresh air that this environment naturally creates. It's the future of sustainable farming and an oasis of calm.  

 

As partners of Truegarden, Applegarth will not only replicate this framework by creating their very own Aeroponic Greenhouse but will also scale the project throughout the UK and beyond – launching their own international expansion.

Visitors to Applegarth last summer may well have noticed the ten aeroponic towers residing at the bottom of the garden and even have tasted the incredible produce that were harvested. The new purpose built Greenhouse will allow Applegarth to accommodate 30+ towers and increase yield exponentially.  

The heart of the vision is to deeply integrate this symbiotic production within the Restaurant, Food Hall and throughout all areas of the business. It is all one building and the model starts with a seed being planted instead of purchasing the end product. The seed will inform everything Applegarth do.

 

Think, picking your own live roots on lettuce directly from a tower in the fruit & veg section and taking it home to make into an immensely fresh salad, Or watching a chef pluck strawberries directly from a tower, in the open plan kitchen right in front of you. 

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Fresh Produce, Picked by Your Chef

Aeroponic production has the ability to feed the urban masses but there is nothing standardised about the end product. It is about being nimble with production, being able to adapt quickly to seasonal changes and other external influences. Forget planning the growing calendar a year in advance - produce grows so efficiently that adding new items in the space of a month is a breeze.

The following are the different types that work well.

Herbs & Micro Herbs: Chef's love them young for their colour & vibrant flavours. They are immensely healthy packed with more than 40 times more vitamins and antioxidants than their mature counterparts. 

Lettuce: Salad leaves in general are particularly well suited to aeroponic growing. In fact, it is possible to grow pretty much every salad type from a punchy Watercress to a Lolo Rosso.  From a crunchy coss or little gem, to a butterhead lettuce & cut and come again types like rocket. 

Cruciferous: vegetables are rich in nutrients, including several carotenoids (beta-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin); vitamins C, E, and K; folate; and minerals. They also work well in a Tower Garden. Cauliflower, Pak Choi, Broccoli, Collard, Watercress are just some of them that grow well. 

Fruit: such as Strawberries, melons and quick growing fruits thrive in the towers.

A broad range of delicious Fruit, Veg, salads and microherbs to buy or eat

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AgriTourism & Education

In America, over 150,000 towers have been sold to domestic homes, creating a seed of change in the way people consume food. Restaurants in most major cities use Towers to produce their own food.  

Furthermore, 10,000 of these Tower Gardens have already been integrated into schools across the US . Children love the modern approach to growing and the fact that it grows in their learning environment encourages them to understand where food comes from.

Applegarth intend to lead the charge in bringing this to the UK – providing a range of domestic & commercial  courses – the latter for both micro hyperlocal setups and larger farms. Local schools will also be able to bring their children to the Greenhouse for educational day trips & tailored tours.

Domestic Courses

Hydroponic Propagation: How to succeed every time in creating a resilient seedling.

Advanced Domestic Course: You've been growing with a Tower Garden for some time. Learn how to expand your setup to grow on multiple towers, use the produce in our cookery school to learn how to produce a range of dishes.

Commercial courses

Commercial Overview: hyper local production- how do you set up a micro-farm  supplying a localised market. - 1 day course.

Farm to Market Beginner: Understand how to setup a small commercial operation to include Site identification, infrastructure, packaging, marketing & sales- 3 day course.

Commercial Production: How to time your crop rotation, identify and counter pathogens and predators, balance and regulate your liquid nutrient, harvest for 'just in time' sales. 

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