The Foody system represents a paradigm shift in the way we grow food. Specifically, Foody towers allow:
- More efficient use of space: A standard four pod Foody 8 configuration can grow 40 plants in just a little over two feet of ground space. A standard four pod Foody 12 configuration can grow 54 plants in the same space. (Foody growing pods come in 8 or 12 planting pocket options.) Please see the information listings for each as there are differences in how they operate and the quantities of growing medium needed. Our Foody 12 towers may also be custom ordered for aeroponic production.
- Decreased expenses: Due to the design of the towers, you will use less water, less fertilizer and no herbicides. You will also reduce your overall labor cost and minimize injuries to your workers.
- Better light distribution: Since these towers may be rotated, sun exposure can be more evenly distributed. Rotation can be done by hand or mechanically. Rotating the towers may reduce your lighting requirements.
ROI on Real Estate/Infrastructure
Whether it is a patch of land or a greenhouse, it still is an investment. You bought it to generate income. The more plants you grow per square foot, the higher the revenue per square foot. Foody vertical towers allow you to maximize profits by increasing plant density at low overall cost.
Increasing workforce productivity while increasing moral is a very difficult task. Yet, the Foody system does that by reducing the worker’s motion and by providing a better work environment.
Better Work Environment: Most workers in greenhouses spend a great deal of their time bent over or crouching down. Either position is physically demanding, hence the high employee turnover rate in this industry. Workers maintaining plants on a Foody tower will work upright most of the time. While crouching down or being bent over is not completely eliminated, it is reduced by about 85%. All of these advantages cause less physical stress on your workforce. Less stress equals a better working environment, higher productivity and less employee turnover.
Economy of Motion: Let’s take an average row of herbs. The row is 100 ft long and basil plants are planted 10” apart. That’s 120 basil plants. The worker has to walk 100 feet each time he has to weed, spray insecticide, trim/harvest, plant, etc. In the course of one single grow cycle, he has walked up and down that aisle 10 times. That’s 1000 feet. Now let's say these 120 basil plants were in Foody 8 towers. It would require four Foody 8 towers to grow 120 basil plants. These towers would require about 8 feet of horizontal space so the worker would now only have to walk 8 feet to maintain those 120 plants.
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