Flex Farm Hydroponic Growing System and Curriculum
Unleash the power of fresh food with this energy-efficient system
This fully self-contained and portable hydroponic growing system is being used by schools, libraries, and other institutions to produce harvest after harvest of nutritious vegetables, herbs, and more!
Besides the nutritious benefits, Flex Farm can also be a versatile hands-on learning tool that’s fun and instantly engaging. Kids grow high-quality, nutritious produce, and the short turnaround time between planting and harvesting really drives home lessons. Fresh crops can be used in school food programs, donated to local food pantries, incorporated into micro-enterprise and fundraising projects, and more.
How It Works
The indoor vertical growing system takes advantage of nature’s design by carefully controlling everything plants need to thrive and optimizing growth while minimizing inputs required. Every Flex Farm comes with a self-contained water system, energy efficient LED light tower, submersible pump, Grower Toolkit, and starter Supply Kit that contains everything you need to start growing, including seeds. Assembly takes less than 15 minutes, and then you simply add water and nutrients, plant your seedlings, and watch the magic happen!
K–12 Curriculum Package
Written by a team of educational professionals, the curriculum is divided into K–2, 3–5, 6–8, and 9–12 age groups, which each include 8 STEM, innovation, and health-oriented lesson plans. Use it hand-in-hand with your Flex Farm to provide interactive, hands-on learning experiences.
Each Flex Farm requires just one grounded electrical outlet and less than 10 square feet. The best space is temperature controlled (ideally 68–75°F), has a ceiling height of at least 7′, and has an accessible water source (i.e. sink).
By the Numbers
- 288 plant spaces
- Produces more than 20 lbs. of leafy greens every 28-day cycle
- Harvest up to 3,400 plants annually
- Costs less than $1.00 per pound to operate
- Only 2–3 hours maintenance time per month
- 40% more energy-efficient than other hydroponic systems
- 97% less water than traditional agriculture
- Zero food miles and waste