Plymouth State students seek support to acquire a Leafy Green MachineTM by Freight Farm. The Leafy Green Machine is a complete hydroponic growing system for leafy greens built inside an upcycled ocean container, with all the components needed for commercial food production. Using the Leafy Green Machine, Plymouth State Students could produce 4,500 hyper-local, organic leafy greens every month --year-round. Selling their products to the University's food service contractors as well as area restaurants, organic food markets, students/faculty, and home delivery, this Leafy Green Machine would generate nearly $47,000 annually in revenue for the next 10 years, becoming the first self-sustaining cluster project under Plymouth State University's Integrated Cluster Model. If acquired this Leafy Green Machine would allow Plymouth State Students to begin addressing the issues of food deserts throughout New Hampshire, working to create nutritious options for food insecure populations, and fight obesity.
This initiative arose in First Year Seminar and is now an Enactus project (student entrepreneurship club) at Plymouth State University, New Hampshire. This student-run business specializes in the physical and digital solutions needed to grow fresh produce on the PSU campus year-round.
All donors receive a newsletter and discount coupons for leafy fresh vegetables year-round. All donors are listed on the website (with permission).
$100+ donors join the Freight Farm Club, have specialized PSU offerings, can access value-added parts of the website, and receive advance notification of discounts and sales to Club members.
What your gift can do:
$15,000 = Freight Farm Earth Scholarship
$10,000-$5,000 = Environmental Control System, Permaculture Research Fellowships, and Nutrition for Community Organizations
$1,000 = Branding and design of PSU Freight Farm Wrap, and App-Driven Hydroponics Business Process
$200 = Hydroponic Organic Irrigation System
$100 = High-tech seedling area, and Training and Seminars
$50 = Growth Columns
$20 = High efficiency LED lights
*Disclaimer: if the funds are not raised to complete this project, the funds already raised will be used at the discretion of the cluster committee.