ANAHEIM, CA–(Marketwired – Dec 17, 2014) – Greengro Technologies (OTC: GRNH) announced today that it has rounded out its BP Gardens Project Initiative leadership team and achieved its mission to create a local food economy that is adaptable to any locale or environment. Through synergy with Greengro’s subsidiary Vertical Hydrogarden, the company has refined it’s acquaponics and greenhouse hydroponic systems and is poised to generate revenues from its local efforts and expand the business model to other areas.
CEO James Haas announced the addition of Marisela Nuño, a minority woman owned licensed contractor with vast experience with the private and governmental sector. She will perform business development and join the handpicked team brought together to support identified critical areas; Nancy Caruso, Marine Biologist-aquaponics and education, Kelli Johnson, Chef and Farmer-Operations and Irene Haas-Knight, Retail Management-Quality Control.
To date, Greengro’s BP Gardens team has installed 17 aquaponic systems in area schools and partnered with California State University to provide service learning opportunities for 90 students. The BP Gardens team also manages a 2,000 sq ft community garden project in Long Beach, CA providing opportunities for preschool to college age students to create access to healthy food in the middle of this urban area.
“We set out to have the BP gardens initiative provide education and community service but soon realized by expanding our mission and the products we sell, we can provide local communities the tools to grow food where they live. Greengro’s retail chain Vertical Hydrogarden stores sell a complete line of advanced gardening products for food production, medicine science, and legal cannabis, making this effort also financially rewarding to our shareholders who invest for revenue growth and profits”, said Haas.
The company, through its diversified business model has also developed an Buena Park , CA farm site and has planted the first of 5 greenhouses which is on target to harvest 3,000 pounds of leafy greens per month. Haas stated, “we have also planted over 5,000 strawberries in 5 varieties utilizing Vertical Hydrogardens vertical towers which we expect to yield 25,000 pounds of fruit by the end of June and will be sold through an ever expanding distribution chain for specialty crops”.
The BP Gardens team is working with investors, civic leaders and non-profit organizations to raise awareness of, and access to Greengro’s cutting edge solutions to many urgent climate and health issues. “We have helped frame the conversation around natural resources and have helped entire communities become good stewards of the environment and through our Vertical Hydrogarden retail stores, provide local communities the tools to grow food where they live”, added Haas.
We expect a busy year at the BP Gardens’ research and development sites. The team is developing an ever expanding distribution chain for the specialty crops it produces. These include restaurants, caterers, farmers markets and non-profit agencies trained in food distribution. As new opportunities arise due to new urban agriculture incentive zones, BP Gardens “Controlled Environment Technologies” are shovel ready to build on available space in urban areas. Many cities are eager to promote urban farming as the state of California is beginning to allow cities to develop the thousands of urban lots they acquired when the state’s redevelopment agency was dissolved. We are here to help communities GROW.
The companies websites www.greengrotech.com., www.bpgardens.com and www.verticalhydrogarden.com offer regular updates including educational videos, projects updates, recipes and nutritional information, and where to find the company’s products.
About Greengro Technologies
Greengro Technologies (PINKSHEETS: GRNH) is a world class provider of eco-friendly green technologies with specific domain expertise in indoor and outdoor agricultural science systems serving both the consumer and commercial farming markets. It brings together community and commerce through the growth and distribution of healthy, nutritious foods and vital medicines backed by science and technology. Customers include restaurants, community gardens, small and large scale commercial clients. Greengro Technologies also provides design, construction and maintenance services to large grow and cultivation operations and collectives in the medical and recreational marijuana sectors.
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