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Sunspring Farms - Urban Agriculture for Food Production & Energy System Innovation

Food security is a growing challenge. Over the next 20 years, the global population will rise to over 9 billion people, with close to 80% of us living in urban areas. This increased density will place further stress on local food security and challenge us to create innovative solutions for producing safe and sustainable food supplies for... more »

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The Future of Farming





Modern society has found itself based around sprawling urban hubs. These dense cities, often far from where our food is grown, pose gargantuan logistics challenges, often costing lots of time, money, and fuel. Through urban farming, we are able to not only slash this logistics chain, we are also able to localize the economy, more efficiently... more »

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Geothermal Aquaponics for Local Food Supply & Security

The COVID-19 pandemic brought significant disruption to Canada's food supply chains; however, even before the pandemic ~1.2M Canadians did not have consistent and reliable access to fresh, healthy food. The solution to this challenge is straightforward…we must grow what we eat, where we live. If we can find a way to achieve this goal while also reducing the carbon footprint of our food production systems, all the better.... more »

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The SolFood Project

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Be it destructive hailstorms, as witnessed over the summer of 2020, or the extreme heat and drought which the prairie provinces are contending with, being a farmer or food producer is an arduous role. This is particularly true when one looks at the Calgary area, which faces unique challenges and uncertainty. For context, between the years of 1983 and 2008, insured crop loss claims in Alberta averaged $100mm.... more »

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Year Round Food Security

We have designed, built and tested a year round hydroponic Garden.  Designed for Urban homes, Rural communities, Remote communities, schools, shelters, prisons, hospitals, senior homes, restaurants etc.

Our year round "GARDEN"  is able to grow multiple plant species at one time.  Tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, spinach, beets, beans, peas, strawberries, flowers, watermelon, peppers, micro greens,  indigenous plants such... more »

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