Indoor Farms of America has announced the delivery of the first vertical aeroponic farms to two different Native American Communities in the US.
“Our staff is very excited about these two farms, sold to Native American tribal interests and members, one in the western New York region of Salamanca, south of Buffalo, and one in Mayetta, Kansas, serving the people of the Prairie Band of the Potawatomi Nation,” said Ron Evans, President of Indoor Farms of America.
Evans noted, “We had the folks from the PB Nation visit our Las Vegas facility for training, and it was a great day. We learned about their plans to use the vertical aeroponic equipment for education within their community, and for interaction experiences between tribal elders and the young people, who are the future.”
These two farms represent the first two vertical aeroponic farms sold for use and operation by tribal people in the U.S. “As we expand our introduction of our crop growing equipment to the Native community, through our subsidiary, Native Indoor Farms, we are grateful to those folks with the vision to see the real benefits of having such a farm,” stated David Martin, CEO of Indoor Farms of America.
Martin added: “Not only will the residents have immediate access to fresh and naturally grown produce on a year round basis, but they now have access to an economic model that, based on our discussions with tribal members, speaks to their cultural needs as a people. Growing high quality fresh food, in a clean, controlled environment all year long, first for themselves, and secondly for sale into their local communities, has many tangible attributes that the tribes recognize.”
One example is the patented method of introduction of natural minerals into the watering system of the aeroponic equipment. “Tribes can introduce the real elements of nature directly from their own lands into the farming operation in a manner that will enhance the nutritional value of the food, as well as ensure the food grown tastes, quite simply, amazing,” according to Martin.