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Organic Process

Mono-cropping and chemical fertilizer dependency has taken a toll within U.S. agriculture, with a loss of top soil estimated at a cost of $40 billion per year1, and add to this an equally disturbing loss of micro nutrients and minerals in the fruits and vegetables we consume on a daily basis. Feeding the soil with organic matter, instead of ammonia or other synthetic fertilizers, has proven to increase nutrients in produce, with higher levels of vitamins and minerals found in organic food2. Daniel’s Garden minimizes cost inputs through our environmentally green, closed plant-and-animal growing system, promoting health and vitality by transforming waste products into locally grown, safe food stuffs, which are subsequently delivered directly to local businesses and homes.

Our closed-loop process uses a combination of Black Soldier Fly larvae and a vermiculture system to microbially cleanse manure, plant clippings, wood chips, and restaurant food to create rich HACCP-safe, low-cost, natural organic fertilizer. Every aspect of the operation is designed to save both energy and money in nutrients, labor, thermal flywheel ventilation, predator pest management, and climate control strategies relating to energy conservation within a controlled environment. The organic “hydroponic” growing method we utilize is a proven multi-tiered pots system, which reduces labor by ease of plant access and efficient harvest. Natural range-fed chicken graze underneath, over a rubber-lined perlite and pea gravel sloped substrate, and a zone-flowing drip irrigation system moves nutrient rich water to the stainless steel prepossessing barrels beneath.

 

1
D. Pimentel, et al., Science 267, 1117 (1995)

2
 2005 study, “Elevating Antioxidant levels in food through organic farming and food processing,” Organic Center State of Science Review (1.05)

 

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