Learn how these farmers started growing with container farms


Learn how Thomas Smitherman and Aaron Dreilinger transitioned from successful careers in the restaurant industry into equally successful careers in hydroponic farming! Our free webinar covers the delicate business of deciding what to grow for picky chefs, how the process of scaling creates opportunities to give back to the community, and just how their Miami-based business grew to six farms in just two years.


Learn from the pros about how to start an urban farm

Building a business plan

Learn how Thomas and Aaron developed a business plan to launch a container farm in the Miami community.

choosing the right crops to grow

Hear how they worked directly with chefs to curate their 15-variety “Growhouse Mix” of exotic greens and herbs.

Engaging the Miami Community

Hammock Greens has made working with underserved Miami communities a part of their mission as a business.


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Thomas and Aaron both have a lifetime of experience in the food and wine industries. In 2017, the duo partnered to start an impressive six-farm operation, quickly becoming a household name in local food.

Scale as soon as you can to turn challenges into opportunities. Once you try something and become good at it, you should look to grow. If you’re not trying to grow, don’t be an entrepreneur.
— Thomas Smitherman

Even more from Hammock Greens: Thomas and Aaron answer 16 questions about their business.