Gigrow horizontal rotary system. Gigrow Urban Farms is about to construct its first urban operation using horizontal rotary growing technology. A new Québec company specializing in sustainable agriculture, they announced an investment of $13 million for the construction of its first urban farm this week. Located in the Varennes industrial park, this initial 24,000-square-foot facility is said to become one of Québec’s largest urban agriculture projects. Using their partner Gigrow’s Québec-developed technology based on horizontal rotary cultivation, Gigrow Urban Farms estimates they will produce up to four million heads of lettuce a year, in addition to other plants. The system reduces water use and produces a year-round, contaminant-free and consistent crop. “Horizontal rotary cultivation is one of the most sustainable solutions for the future of agriculture,” says André Tremblay, president of Gigrow Urban Farms. “We are proud to offer a greener alternative with a carbon footprint as much as five times smaller than other farming methods! Our farms will be operated in a controlled environment that is available 365 days a year. This means we are not dependent on the seasons or the weather. This is a significant step towards Québec’s food autonomy!” According to a company spokesperson, the […]

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