Arcadia Microgreens, founded by Shawn Paiva & Mitchel Downham, is a sustainable urban farm operating in the heart of Ajax, Ontario Canada, producing a variety of nutritious microgreens for direct to home delivery across the GTA.  They have always been very interested in food as medicine (Shawn is vegan environmental scientist, Mitchel is a Personal Trainer). They were inspired to start this small business when they learned about microgreens and how they can be grown in a vertical hydroponic system to provide their local community with fresh and nutritious food year round. As a sustainable urban farm, they are focused on innovating the food system by reducing Food Miles and Land Use.
Learning points:
  • What are microgreens?
  • Why are microgreens so healthy for us?
  • Why is vertical farming is innovating the food system?

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