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Startup Profile: Nelson and Pade, Inc. – Literally Synonymous with Aquaponics

April 20, 2011 |

Nelson and Pade are pioneers in the field of aquaponicsChances are, if you’ve ever looked into aquaponic systems, the sustainable food production systems that combine aquaculture (raising aquatic animals such as fish, crustaceans, or crayfish in a controlled environment) with hydroponics (soilless plant cultivation in water), you have probably heard of Nelson and Pade, Inc.

Nelson and Pade, Inc. is literally synonymous with aquaponics. Try googling the term ‘aquaponics,’ or better yet, enter http://www.aquaponics.com/ into your browser, and there you will find the company. It has owned the url since 1996. Read More

Startup Profile: TerraSphere Systems: Sustainable Vertical Farming is a Reality

April 14, 2011 |

TerraSphere Systems Vertical FarmingThe idea for TerraSphere Systems’ vertical farming technology all started with a few marijuana plants.

In fact, Nick Brusatore, Co-Founder and Inventor of TerraSphere Systems, began developing his unique hydroponic technology system for medical marijuana cultivation in Canada (Canada began offering medical marijuana to eligible patients in 2003).

After working with their hydroponic technology for a while, Brusatore and his partner William Gildea began to think about population growth and quickly perceived the wider agricultural marketplace opportunities for their product to address future food shortages. Read More