Cultivate Learning & Unleash the Power of Fresh Food
with the Flex Farm Hydroponic Growing System
What is a Flex Farm?
At first glance, the Flex Farm Hydroponic Growing System is a fully self-contained, portable, hygienic, and cost-effective way to grow fresh food in environments where there isn’t the space or time to grow food outdoors. But, educators across the country are also finding that it’s an interactive learning tool that produces engaged learners along with harvest after harvest of nutritious food.
How does it work?
The indoor vertical growing system carefully controls everything plants need to thrive and optimizes 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.
Sprouting Student Interest in Cross-Curricular Topics
Hands-On & Interdisciplinary
Educators have found that the Flex Farm is an engaging cross-curricular learning tool that goes well beyond the expected STEM and health-oriented applications. The robust, turnkey curriculum package (sold separately), offers hands-on, cross-curricular learning opportunities for grades K–12.
Simple & Cost-Effective
Assembly takes less than 15 minutes, and then you simply add water and nutrients, plant your seedlings, and watch the magic happen! Once assembled, your Flex Farm can produce up to 3,400 plants annually, requires less than three hours of maintenance per month, and costs less than $1.00 per pound to operate.
Hear from educators and students how the Flex Farm system has integrated with Goodrich Elementary School’s curriculum and service-learning goals.
Growing Healthy Communities in Libraries
Engaging for All Ages
Installing a Flex Farm at your library opens up unlimited programming opportunities. From getting children excited about planting your library’s first crop, to educating teens and adults on the social and economic benefits of hydroponic farming, Flex Farm will help you engage your community like never before.
Mission-Oriented & Accessible
Providing equitable access to resources has long been at the heart of the library’s mission. Flex Farms provide an opportunity not only to teach patrons new skills, but also to support hunger-vulnerable members of your community with the vegetables you grow.
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
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