Locally, we’re seeing the benefits of these new approaches to learning. Two Massachusetts schools are leading the charge: one school operates their own Leafy Green Machine, and another is enabling students to envision, create, and test their vision for creating a more sustainable food system.
We’re going to focus on three topics that the Freight Farms team feels strongly about: food, transportation, and waste. We highlight small choices that we make (and you can too!) in an effort to reduce our footprint. We welcome you to please share different ways that demonstrate how you consume with care!
In this day and age, cities that aren’t taking steps to encourage food growth within city walls are in the minority. All across the globe, cities have realized the value that urban agriculture adds to the urban center and surrounding communities. Addressing challenges from climate change and food security to hunger and obesity prevention, there's no denying the benefits of bringing food production back into the city. Let’s take a deeper look into each:
As a tech-focused and mission driven company, we’re always eager to be involved with organizations and events that align on both levels. Last week was jam-packed as Freight Farms represented at two events in Boston and Las Vegas, showcasing our innovations in ag-tech and provoking conversations on how to harness them for the greater good. Here’s how our team members were representing Freight Farms on opposite ends of the country:
We’ve begun seeing a major shift in teaching standards among k-12 schools, emphasizing the need for more hands-on experiential learning in the classroom. Teachers are responding by creating new, forward-thinking curriculum that focuses on tremendously important topics like a sustainability, climate change and food. Providing students with the opportunity to think creatively around solutions for real world problems will only better equip them for the future.
After putting the first freight farms in the hands of our customers, we did a whole lot of listening — we had a lot to learn from these pioneers of local food who were spearheading the urban agriculture movement. The insight gained has been used to improve the farming experience and allow for easier integration into a local food supply.
We spent countless hours testing and developing to make the newest model of the Leafy Green Machine sleeker, more energy efficient, and easier to use. Our goal is to allow anyone who wants to be a farmer to get their operation off the ground and get growing with a freight farm.