When Mike Conk first learned about how our CEO grew 3,000 plants in a 10’x10′ room using our Aggressively Organic Micro Dendritic Pods™, he immediately saw his unused pole barn in the back of his property as an opportunity for he and his family to grow food all year-long as a side project.
Oh yeah, and Conk isn’t a farmer; he’s a full-time insurance agent living in Greensburg, Indiana.
Conk has looked into hydroponics before, but says with traditional hydroponic systems, “there’s a lot of expenses involved: lights, filtration systems, pumps, and flow and this and that.
It’s too overwhelming for me… I have a family, and this is not taking over my full time job.
So, this is something we’re trying to build and scale. It’s really simple.”
What does Conk mean by simple?
If you’ve ever thought, “I wish I could just grow my own food but don’t know how,” we’ve got you covered.
Anyone, regardless of how green their thumb is, can grow their own food. Plant a seed in an Aggressively Organic Micro Dendritic Pods™ and watch it grow.
It only needs to be watered once every 3-4 months.
Actually, the less you intervene the healthier the plant.
In addition to our system’s simplicity, Conk says that he is most excited about “the minimal cost that goes with it” and that “you can start as small as 3-4 square feet and scale that operation to a 30’x30’ building” like his.
So how many plants will Conk be able to grow?
He is going to start with 8,000 plants at around 7 chambers per square foot.
However, he also also estimated that he can grow 12,600 plants with 7 chambers per square ft. for max capacity, as you can see in the sketch below.
That’s a lot of plants.
While there is some science involved with planning his AO Farm, Conk isn’t worried about that part: “I don’t have to know the science which is is great for me. I know I can call them and find out anything I need to know.
From an environment standpoint, I don’t know what the plants need or don’t need…. Everywhere I turn there is an answer.”
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