Aeroponic Vertical Farming: One Viable Alternative
This event is part of the Science and Mathematics Colloquium Series, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts.
Pharmacist and urban farming entrepreneur Troy Albright discusses True Garden, the premier vertical aeroponic food farm in the Southwest United States and the first high-tech greenhouse in the U.S. capable of producing most cool-season food crops year-round.
Learn about True Garden’s smart, efficient energy technologies that keep the greenhouse at optimal temperatures and conserve water use. True Garden plants grow extremely fast, are more nutrient-dense than traditional produce and go to market with the roots still intact — extremely fresh and hyper-local.
True Garden is dedicated to educating and empowering individuals to grow food in a similar way in their own backyards and offers tours, events and classes: TrueGarden.com.
About the founder:
Albright, who founded True Garden in 2013, graduated from the University of Arizona in 1987 with a pharmacy degree. He founded RX Formulations in 2002 — focusing on natural, bio-identical hormones for men and women, sterile IV admixture, topical creams and gels, and consults — leading him to a more holistic, integrative approach to health, nutrition and wellness.
In 2013, he and Lisa Albright established True Garden with the realization that the missing link for most of his patients was the lack of fresh quality food in their daily diet. Their facilty, operated by solar power, was designed with a vision to drastically reduce the region’s water consumption while making local, living produce available year-round in the Southwest.
Faculty and practitioners discuss their current research and field projects in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts Science and Mathematics Colloquium Series, held throughout the academic year at the ASU Polytechnic campus. All seminars are free and open to the public.