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V - FA R M I S O N E O F T H E F E W V E R T I C A L GROWING SYSTEMS THAT OFFERS A TRUE RETURN ON INVESTMENT AND F U L LY F L E X I B L E M O D E L . OUR PAT E NT E D S Y S T EM I S D ES I G N ED TO M A XIM IS E O U TP U T IN A SPAC E UP T O 5 M HI G H , U T I L I S I N G E XIS TING B U ILD ING S INS ID E O R U ND E R GR O UND O R T O F I T I N T O N EW A RC HITE C TU RA L P RO J E C TS A ND R E TAI L SPA C ES .

• BUILDING INTEGRATION SYSTEMS • INNER CITY FOOD PRODUCTION SYSTEMS • GREEN UP PROJECTS & AIR SCRUBBING • RAISING FOOT FALL IN RETAIL SPACES • GOVERNMENTAL RURAL COMMUNITY PROJECTS

TU R N KE Y SYST EM S C O M E W I T H C O M P LE TE HVA C C O NTRO L A ND OF F E R PRE- P RO G RA M M ED G RO W ING P RO TO C O LS FO R YO U R TA R G E T C R O P. W E O F F ER 2 T Y P ES O F S YS TE M , NFT FO R S A LA D CRO PS , HE R B S A N D L A R G ER P L A N T S A ND FLO O D A ND D RA IN FO R M I CR OGR E E NS A N D BA BY L EA F. BO T H A RE S U P P LIE D IN VA RIO U S SI ZES T O S UI T Y O U R P RO JEC T.


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LARGE COMMERCIAL MODULAR SYSTEMS

FLOOD & DRAIN SYSTEM

NFT SYSTEMS

VF 5223

VF 5219

VF 5206

• 5950 x 1010 x 2405 mm (L x W x H) • Growing area: 5 m2 per layer, 20 m2 per rack • 1 83 plants per layer, 732 per rack

• 5950 x 1673 x 2930 mm (L x W x H) • Growing area: 8.2 m2 per layer, 41 m2 per rack • 3 06 plants per layer, 1530 per rack

• 5740 x 1430 x 2605 mm (L x W x H) - excluding drainage • Growing area: 6.696 m2 per layer, 33.48 m2 per rack. • Microgreens Flood & Drain

All systems supplied with adjustable height lights, separately switched layers which are track mounted and movable. Bespoke versions of these systems are available for large projects. We also offer a range of harvesting stands, propagation systems & growroom trolleys, plus a full range of growing media & nutrients.

WHAT CAN YOU GROW IN A V-FARM?

Lettuce

Baby leaf

Basil

Spinach

Pak Choi ...and much more.

Edible flowers

Microgreens

Strawberries

Mizuna


SMALLER RETAIL/RESEARCH SYSTEMS

SMALL NFT SYSTEM

VF 5207 • 1530 x 880 x 2400 mm (L x W x H) • Growing area 0.88 m2 per layer, 3.5 m2 per rack • 1300 mm SG50 NFT gullies, 5 wide and 4 layers. • 132 plant sites at 200 mm centres. • 16 x 1200 mm full spectrum T8 LED’s • Patented pressurised manifold design. • 80 L nutrient tank with pump featuring manual speed control. • Four wheels (two lockable) for easy movement. • Light timer to alter day length.

VF 5222 • 1260 x 860 x 2400 mm (L x W x H) • Growing area: 0.9204 m2 per tray, 4.602 m2 per rack. • Five trays on five layers measuring 1200 x 800 mm • 20 x 1200 mm full spectrum T8 LED’s

FLOOD & DRAIN SYSTEM

• 100 L nutrient tank with variable speed pump. • Digital pump timer interface and mechanical light timer. • Four castor wheels, two with brakes for easy manoeuvrability. • Independent drainage and fill valves for water level control. System shown without LED's fitted

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• Flood and drain delivery of nutrient ideally suited for micro green &/or easy leaf production.


BENEFITS OF THE V-FARM PATENTED RACK SYSTEM OVER STANDARD VERTICAL SYSTEMS

ENERGY Energy is one of the biggest ongoing costs of any vertical farm business. Reducing energy costs will therefore make your business more profitable. In V-Farm systems, closing up the racks utilises light more efficiency leading to lower power need. Due to our patented moving tray system we also add different lights at different stages giving flexibility leading to additional power savings. Side view of our patented flood and drain unit Super-efficient V-Farm LEDs with wide beam angle save energy compared to competitors Load trays of pre-seeded mats here Simple and efficient gravity feed system for trays on rollers. Option here to fully automate with robotic loading and unloading of t he trays onto conveyors. Lower light level at start to save energy when crops require less light

WATER Agriculture and Horticulture industries have to start using a lot less water - that may be what attracted you to vertical farming in the first place! Due to our unique moving flood method and take off, we can concentrate more levels in a given area avoiding the need to use the large tanks that are the current flood and drain norm.

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LABOUR Growing at standard building heights ensures lower HSE/OSHA issues and better QC. Staff standing on the floor means lower labour costs, reduced handling equipment and better ‘eyes on’ QC so you can grow a better product at a lower cost. All of our systems are IP67, all food grade and jet washable for easy wash down between crops. Disadvantages of large scale warehouse systems compared to multi-floor buildings. • Infrastructure costs higher • Less flexible to market demand • Greater risk of disease or contamination which can shut down your entire operation. Warehouse farms require scissor lifts that can increase labour by over 25% and risk increased health and safety issues.

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Losing money in aisles

Mounted on rail system

Different ‘finishing’ spectrums to push up target actives

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Losing money in aisles V-Farm

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Take off harvest ready crops here

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Competitor farm options

One of our patents is based on moving racks, you only ever have one aisle for maintenance/harvesting thus saving space - increasing possible yield by one third. This also then maximises valuable urban space where rents may be high.


CONTACT

Contact Stephen Fry, our Commercial Sales Manager, about your V-Farm project via email or phone

STEPHEN.F@V-FARM.CO.UK +44(0) 2476 608 097 +44(0) 7980 932 424 V-FARM.CO.UK

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TESTIMONIALS PROFESSOR ROY KENNEDY, PERSHORE COLLEGE “The HydroGarden V-Farm system was installed in the AgriTech Centre at Pershore College (part of Warwickshire Colleges Group) in 2017 and immediately demonstrated its flexibility and reliability in hydroponic plant research and in horticultural degree courses. I would highly recommend the system to other teaching and research organisations who require environments capable of growing a wide range of horticultural crops under controlled conditions to a high standard.”

DR PAUL MYERS, MANAGING DIRECTOR OF FARM URBAN, BASED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL “The V-Farm is the next step in urban farming. It provides an exceptionally compact, highly productive system using leading LED technology. This system can transform small, underused urban spaces into the farms of the future. HydroGarden’s V-Farm is allowing us to develop our farms at a rate that wouldn’t be possible with any other system or technology currently available to us.”

V-Farm is a patented system | Designed and manufactured by HydroGarden

V-Farm is a HydroGarden brand | 2 Progress Way, Binley, Coventry, CV3 2NT, UK | www.hydrogarden.com

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V-Farm - Urban Farming Solutions  

Turn-key urban farming solutions, designed and developed by HydroGarden.

V-Farm - Urban Farming Solutions  

Turn-key urban farming solutions, designed and developed by HydroGarden.

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