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Hydroponic Shipping Container Farms

03.08.2014 - Posted by Updated On 03.08.2014    

Hydroponic farming has been popular for many years, and is gaining traction with people involved in shipping container industries. The idea of being able to grow large amounts of food in a small area appeals to many types of people and organizations, ranging from urban farmers and preppers to pot farmers and people living in un-arable locations. Containers and hydroponic farming appear to be a natural fit because containers provide security, portability, quick deployment, consistent production platforms, and controlled environments.

High Value Crop Security

By design, shipping containers have one entry point on every unit, and that entry point is secured with heavy duty locking mechanisms and thick steel doors. If you are growing desirable, high value crops inside of your hydroponic farm security is important and a container provides a great amount of it.

Portable Farming

Shipping containers can be moved from location to location without a great amount of effort and planning. Once a hydroponic farm is constructed inside of a shipping container, the container can be loaded and unloaded in a tilt bed truck or with a forklift or crane. This mobility means that you can relocate your hydroponic farm from one location to another with limited break down and set up times, increasing your growing season.

Quick Deployment/Development

Building a hydroponic farm can be as simple or complex as you need it to be, however if you are able to construct the farms in a central location and deliver them to various locations it will save the time and cost required to move employees, materials, and everything else that goes with building the farm. Once the construction work is done, the container can be delivered and start growing crops almost immediately.

Consistency between Farms

Building off of the centralized production and development; having hydroponic container farms produced in a central location by skilled workers means that all of the farms will be very similar, if not identical. This shortens the learning cycle and allows you to manage crops on a larger scale, with less time spent on learning about the local environment and related issues.

Controlled Environment

Unlike operating a hydroponic farm in a large green house, growing crops in a smaller space means that you're better able to control the environment efficiently. Light cycles, humidity, and air circulation can be controlled easier and managed both locally or even remotely. Heating or cooling a smaller area means that you'll be able to save on energy and carbon emission costs.

There are several companies focused on building hydroponic farms in shipping containers. They can be found on Colorado's Front Range for marijuana production, or in the North East to help provide high quality vegetables in the winter seasons. Companies like AquaHarvest Technologies can provide full service farming solutions, or you can work with the sellers on and hydroponic farming equipment suppliers like Way to Grow and build your own farm.

Regardless of your farming requirements, hydroponic shipping container farms are a smart way to build farms and grow crops in any type of environment. The provide crop security, portable farms, and quick, consistent development and growing environments. If you have any questions about building a container farm, or shipping containers in general, feel free to contact the office, or any of the sellers listed on the site.

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