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Excelerate Essex Presents: GIGrow’s Invention-Farming’s Future
February 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Excelerate Essex, Co-Working Space
56 Main Street
Essex Junction, VT 05452 United States
GIGrow (Gravity Injection Growing System) is a Canadian company that has invented the future of farming. The company’s founders and owners – Gilles and Guillaume Dumont – are in Essex to present their new technology in hopes that Vermont will become home to multiple vertical farming operations that use their technology to grow food.
Come hear their vision of the future of growing crops using their technological innovation – a stainless steel rotary wheel. They will give a talk on their business, their invention(s), the emerging vertical farming marketplace, and how investors and innovators in Vermont might partner to use this indoor growing system here. They are hopeful there is a role for their company and their products in the United States.
GIGrow can be found on the web at: http://www.gigrow.com/home.html
Here is how the company describes their unique technology:
“The patented GI Grow system is the only injection rotary garden that works by gravity. It allows to easily and efficiently growing indoors a wide variety of plants such as vegetables, herbs and flowers. It operates on the drop-by-drop principle without recirculation of liquids thus generating no waste of fertilizer. This principle makes it very environmentally green. Plants grow in soil and have the possibility to be organic indoor. It allows a great saving of water and fertilizer since it is injected directly at the plant roots. It therefore becomes an eco system, easy to use, making possible to grow the value-added vegetables all year around, free of pesticide, herbicide and fungicide.”
This event is being held at Excelerate Essex, a co-working space now co-located with Earthlogic in Essex Junction (56 Main Street in Essex Junction at the Corner of Grove Street). GI Grow was identified and cultivated by the Vermont-Quebec Enterprise Initiative of the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce (https://www.vermont.org/chamber/programs-affiliations/economic-development/vqei/) working with the Boston office of the Quebec Government. This gathering is co-sponsored by VQEI and Excelerate Essex.