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New Tech Aquaponic Farms & Educational Research Centers

 

Sustainable, Low Impact,

Community Serving Development

 

Integrating sustainable farming into the fabric of our communities

 

 

Socially, environmentally, and economically sustainable development.

Cutting edge technology and agricultural research to produce abundance.

Commitment to food security - Donating $100,000 in free, fresh produce, every year, to those most in need in the community in which we are located.

A project of Community Venture Partners, Inc.

 

The Challenge

 

Food Security & 21st-century jobs:

 

Low-income families and communities do not have sufficient access to healthful, fresh produce or 21st-century jobs training. Government assistance programs, soup kitchens, food banks, and nonprofit organizations bear the majority of the burden of feeding those most in need, but it's not enough.

Our goal is to "do good while doing well" to help fill that gap. Our local food donation policy will feed those most in need in each community in which our farms are located. Each facility will conduct educational programs and jobs training for disadvantaged members of the community.

 

Investing in new technology:

 

Current “best practices” farming methods require too much water, produce too many greenhouse gases from transportation and cannot produce reliable quantities of many types of produce, year round. 

 

Investment in advanced growing systems technology is needed. Climate controlled, urban and suburban infill greenhouse farming has demonstrated the ability to dramatically increase “local,” fresh, healthful food, and produce enough abundance to enable donations of fresh produce to those in need in the community, while still producing compelling financial returns. 

New technology / new funding models:

 

Small farming operations cannot afford the capital investments needed to benefit from the incredible advances in agricultural technology. Large agri-businesses have the funds but have no interest in disruptive change.

 

New Tech Aquaponics addresses the exploding market for fresh, locally grown food.

 

Our innovative, "hybrid" business model taps the power of private capital in collaboration with nonprofit tax benefits, to finance our sustainable solution.

 

Innovation:

 

  • Smart Greenhouses: CVP's innovative, aquaponic greenhouse technology systems that automatically maintain ideal growing environments that adjust for weather, available sunlight, temperature, humidity, air pressure and more.

  • Custom run ordering: Offering commercial customers mobile app-driven "custom run ordering" of over 200 vegetables and herbs.

  • Energy independence:  Our 100% solar-powered fisheries and growhouse systems use less than 5% of the water consumption of best practices, in ground farming.

 

  • Real-time growth optimization: Programmable LED lighting systems and real-time nutrient demand monitoring create ideal growing conditions for a wide variety of produce at any time of the year.

  • Cost-benefit aquaculture/hydroponics analysis: Proprietary cost-benefit analytics of varying combinations of fish and plant species inputs to outputs costs.

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Demonstrating our commitment to:

 

  • A reproducible urban/suburban infill engineered agriculture model;

  • Environmental, social and economic sustainability;

  • Providing fresh, healthful produce and fish to those most in need, in the community;

  • Community outreach, schools programs, and education classes;

  • Jobs training for veterans and economically disadvantaged residents;

  • Commitment to paying a living wage;

  • Investment in grow systems technology to dramatically increase crop yields;

  • The advancement of research and the science of aquaponics design, development and operations;

  • Reducing the environmental footprint and resource demands of food production;

  • “Open source” research and technological "cloud-based" data sharing.

  • Collaborative research with industry leaders and scientific and educational institutions.

DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS

 

Aquaponic, closed-loop ecosystem, engineered environment, greenhouse farming

 

  • Fish farming and Food Safety Certified organic produce, year-round;

    • Sturgeon, Striped Bass, Blue Gill, Catfish, Trout, Carp, and Tilapia* (*pending State approval);

    • Leafy greens, herbs and other veggies in any climate;

  • Less than 5% of the water use of best practices traditional farming;

  • Up to 25 times the yield per acre compared to best practices organic farming on the land (up to 15 harvests per year).

  • Advanced aquaponics technology and state of the art LED growing systems.

 

Renewable Energy Systems:

 

  • Powered by a 75 KW solar array with 3 days of fully operation power battery storage;

  • CO2 gas captured from organic compost;

  • On-site organic waste to fertilizer production;

  • Rainwater capture and re-circulation.

 

Benefiting Local Businesses:

 

  • Fresh, organic produce with local pick-up and delivery services, year-round;

  • Real-time "custom-run" produce ordering;

  • Five-star restaurant quality packed with roots on, for ensured freshness.

  • "Popup" restaurant events to showcase local chefs and our wide range of produce and fish for sale.

Nonprofit / for profit "hybrid" funding to maximize potential

Financing includes a combination of private nonprofit grants and program-related investment, corporate sponsorships, government programs, "New Markets" tax credits, and private “social venture” equity investment.

A PROJECT OF:

 

CVP is seeking research grants and qualified for-profit and nonprofit ("PRI")  investors. For detailed information about CVP's New Tech Aquaponics model, please contact CVP for a full proposal.