Welcome!

News Feed Item

Greengro Technologies Acquires The Waters Wheel

City of Youth Charter School Receives First Aquaponics System Donation

ANAHEIM, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/11/13 -- Greengro Technologies, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: GRNH), a world class provider of eco-friendly green technologies, has completed its acquisition of 49 percent of The Waters Wheel, Hollywood, Calif., a firm that specializes in recirculating water urban farming -- systems, such as Aquaponics, that use water in place of soil to grow food.

In August, 2013, Rafael O. Quezada, founder and CEO of The Waters Wheel, was named Aquaponics Manager for BP Gardens, LLC, Buena Park, Calif. BP Gardens specializes in controlled environment agriculture (CEA) solutions.

"The Waters Wheel complements our work in the CEA market," said James Haas, CEO of GreenGro Technologies. "Together with Rafael, we plan to farm inner cities, where past attempts have often failed to meet needs, and where fresh foods nutrition is lacking, resulting in poor health among community residents."

Said Quezada: "We are very happy to be joining with Greengro. Together, we're one of the few companies dedicated to using aquaponics in child and adolescent education, especially in the inner city, to light a transformational path to a universally prosperous future... a way out of an increasingly problematic present."

The Waters Wheel

Quezada, an innovator, artist and builder, provides construction and technology expertise on Greengro Technologies projects.

The Waters Wheel systems use water in place of soil (or soil developed from aquaculture and specialized media). Besides accelerating growth of densely concentrated crops and making better tasting produce, recirculating water agriculture conserves as much as 95 percent of the water otherwise needed to farm in soil.

Previous projects undertaken by The Waters Wheel include a for-profit enterprise that involved the development of one aeroponic farm at Hollygrove Market and Farm and the first rooftop-supermarket farm at Rouses Market, both projects in New Orleans, La. The company introduced the first recirculating farm to the city in collaboration with Aquaponic Modular Production Systems (AMPS).

The first collaborative school project between Greengro and The Waters Wheel will break ground October 17, 2013, in South Central Los Angeles. A seedling nursery and recirculating water farm will be implemented for the new City of Youth Charter School, located in a Los Angeles "food desert" on South Central Avenue. A new solar parking lot will provide off-grid power for all farming operations. Greengro Technologies is providing funds for the startup and will help equip the facilities with Greengro products.

City of Youth, under the leadership of program director David Durand, has plans to replicate the project at multiple locations, bringing fresh foods and a much needed agriculture economy to the urban community. School curricula will include aquaponics, a food production system that combines conventional aquaculture (fish farming in a tank) with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water) in a symbiotic environment.

"For projects like the City of Youth academy, our operating principle is, 'If you feed people a fish, they will eat for a day," said Haas. "If you teach them how to grow healthy produce with tanks full of edible fish, a whole economy will generate from their hands, empowered.'"

The Waters Wheel is dedicated to transforming the next generation of children with Earth-centric curricula that uses recirculating water farming techniques to teach the "3-Rs" while, at the same time, improving local access to pure, organic nutrition.

About Greengro Technologies

Greengro Technologies is a national leader in both indoor and outdoor aquaponic and hydroponic systems and grow rooms, with specific domain expertise in agricultural science systems serving both the consumer and commercial farming markets. The company's customers include restaurants, community gardens, and small- and large-scale commercial clients. For more up to date info like our facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GreengroTechnologiesInc?ref=hl

Disclaimer: The Company relies upon the Safe Harbor Laws of 1933, 1934 and 1995 for all public news releases. Statements, which are not historical facts, are forward-looking statements. The company, through its management, makes forward-looking public statements concerning its expected future operations, performance and other developments. Such forward-looking statements are necessarily estimates reflecting the company's best judgment based upon current information and involve a number of risks and uncertainties, and there can be no assurance that other factors will not affect the accuracy of such forward-looking statements. It is impossible to identify all such factors. Factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from those estimated by the company include, but are not limited to, government regulation; managing and maintaining growth; the effect of adverse publicity; litigation; competition; and other factors which may be identified from time to time in the company's public announcements.

Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2402000

James Haas
CEO
Greengro Technologies, Inc.
www.greengrotech.com
(714) 441-1408 Office
(714) 441-1409 Fax
Email Contact

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that AppNeta, the leader in performance insight for business-critical web applications, will exhibit and present at SYS-CON's @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo New York, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. AppNeta is the only application performance monitoring (APM) company to provide solutions for all applications – applications you develop internally, business-critical SaaS applications you use and the networks that deli...
The cloud market growth today is largely in public clouds. While there is a lot of spend in IT departments in virtualization, these aren’t yet translating into a true “cloud” experience within the enterprise. What is stopping the growth of the “private cloud” market? In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Nara Rajagopalan, CEO of Accelerite, will explore the challenges in deploying, managing, and getting adoption for a private cloud within an enterprise. What are the key differences betwee...
In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Bruce Swann, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Adobe, will discuss how the Adobe Marketing Cloud can help marketers embrace opportunities for personalized, relevant and real-time customer engagement across offline (direct mail, point of sale, call center) and digital (email, website, SMS, mobile apps, social networks, connected objects). Bruce Swann has more than 15 years of experience working with digital marketing disciplines like web analytics, social med...
SYS-CON Events announced today that ContentMX, the marketing technology and services company with a singular mission to increase engagement and drive more conversations for enterprise, channel and SMB technology marketers, has been named “Sponsor & Exhibitor Lounge Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. “CloudExpo is a great opportunity to start a conversation with new prospects, but what happens after the...
WebRTC is bringing significant change to the communications landscape that will bridge the worlds of web and telephony, making the Internet the new standard for communications. Cloud9 took the road less traveled and used WebRTC to create a downloadable enterprise-grade communications platform that is changing the communication dynamic in the financial sector. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Leo Papadopoulos, CTO of Cloud9, will discuss the importance of WebRTC and how it enables companies to fo...
As machines are increasingly connected to the internet, it’s becoming easier to discover the numerous ways Industrial IoT (IIoT) is helping to shape the business world. This is exactly why we have decided to take a closer look at this pervasive movement and to examine the desire to connect more things! Now if you need a refresher on IIoT and how it is changing the world, take a moment and listen to Greg Gorbach with ARC Advisory Group. Gorbach believes, "IIoT will significantly change the worl...
SYS-CON Events announced today Object Management Group® has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7–9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
SYS-CON Events announced today the Docker Meets Kubernetes – Intro into the Kubernetes World, being held June 9, 2016, in conjunction with 18th Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Register for 'Docker Meets Kubernetes Workshop' Here! This workshop led by Sebastian Scheele, co-founder of Loodse, introduces participants to Kubernetes (container orchestration). Through a combination of instructor-led presentations, demonstrations, and hands-on labs, participants learn ...
The IoT is changing the way enterprises conduct business. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Eric Hoffman, Vice President at EastBanc Technologies, discuss how businesses can gain an edge over competitors by empowering consumers to take control through IoT. We'll cite examples such as a Washington, D.C.-based sports club that leveraged IoT and the cloud to develop a comprehensive booking system. He'll also highlight how IoT can revitalize and restore outdated business models, making them profitable...
The IoTs will challenge the status quo of how IT and development organizations operate. Or will it? Certainly the fog layer of IoT requires special insights about data ontology, security and transactional integrity. But the developmental challenges are the same: People, Process and Platform. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Craig Sproule, CEO of Metavine, will demonstrate how to move beyond today's coding paradigm and share the must-have mindsets for removing complexity from the development proc...
Customer experience has become a competitive differentiator for companies, and it’s imperative that brands seamlessly connect the customer journey across all platforms. With the continued explosion of IoT, join us for a look at how to build a winning digital foundation in the connected era – today and in the future. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Nguyen, Group Product Marketing Manager at Adobe, will discuss how to successfully leverage mobile, rapidly deploy content, capture real-time d...
In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Andrew Cole, Director of Solutions Engineering at Peak 10, will discuss how the newest technology advances are reducing the cost and complexity of traditional business continuity and disaster recovery solutions. Attendees will: Learn why having a full disaster recovery strategy is more important now than ever before Explore the key drivers of a successful disaster recovery solution Achieve measurable operational and business value from a disaster recovery ...
The cloud era has reached the stage where it is no longer a question of whether a company should migrate, but when. Enterprises have embraced the outsourcing of where their various applications are stored and who manages them, saving significant investment along the way. Plus, the cloud has become a defining competitive edge. Companies that fail to successfully adapt risk failure. The media, of course, continues to extol the virtues of the cloud, including how easy it is to get there. Migrating...
As organizations shift towards IT-as-a-service models, the need for managing and protecting data residing across physical, virtual, and now cloud environments grows with it. Commvault can ensure protection, access and E-Discovery of your data – whether in a private cloud, a Service Provider delivered public cloud, or a hybrid cloud environment – across the heterogeneous enterprise. In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Randy De Meno, Chief Technologist - Windows Products and Microsoft Part...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Hanu Software will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Leveraging best-in-class people, processes, and technologies, Hanu provides high-quality, high-value software development and business process outsourcing services to independent software vendors (ISVs) and enterprises.