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Tuesday, October 13
 

12:30pm EDT

Tour of HarlemGrown and Phytopods Demo
Limited Capacity seats available

Experience a tour of one of NYC's most productive urban farms and urban greenhouses! HarlemGrown feeds local residents and teaches children and youth about sustainability and food access. The tour will involve a soil-based lot as well as a 1,000 af hydroponic on-ground greenhouse. 

Phytopods are on display at HarlemGrown so this tour means you get to see both the urban farm and a demo of Phytopods: No room for tomatoes?  Phytopods offer the sameplanting surface area on a much smaller footprint. A Phytopod-3 offers 15 square feet of planting area-- that's a decent sized plot but it occupies only 4 square feet of your balcony, patio or terrace.  Why dig up your front lawn? A Phytopod has a number exciting advantages though: it's easier to protect, you can move it around on wheels and watering it is easy and can be automated. 
 

Speakers
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Eluemuno Blyden

Eluem is the Founder of Vertical Home Gardens LLC. The company designs and manufactures vertical gardening and urban farming products and plant production systems.
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Lydia Nebel

Farm Manager, Harlem Grown
Lydia Nebel is Farm Manager at Harlem Grown. Harlem Grown is a youth development organization using urban farming and sustainable living education as the main tools for education. Lydia leads food production, facilitates volunteer groups, and leads food-related education in schools... Read More →



Tuesday October 13, 2015 12:30pm - 1:15pm EDT
HarlemGrown

2:00pm EDT

Re-Nuble Organic Hydroponic Fertilizer Demo
Limited Capacity seats available

The Problem

Despite the growing movement to “go green” and shop natural and organic, our food systems are breaking down. Prices for local sustainably grown food are rising while real wages have plummeted in the past few decades. Meanwhile, a third of the US food supply is wasted, often due to traveling thousands of miles. Food waste is the second highest component of landfills, and in turn the largest source of methane emissions. Add in the caloric needs of a growing population and the agricultural challenges posed by climate change, and it becomes undeniably clear. If we’re to ensure a prosperous tomorrow, we have to start making changes to the way we grow food today.

Our Solution – Sustainable Agriculture

Hydroponics is a method of growing plants in a soil-less environment using only water and fertilizer. The application of hydroponics is wide, as hydroponic growth environments can be indoors or outdoors, and can therefore be controlled independently of seasonal constraints of traditional soil planting. Hydroponics offers year-round growing solutions for individual urban hobbyist farmers, to large commercial farmers, and even to NASA in exploration of viable life solutions on other planets. Undoubtedly, hydroponics is a key solution to climate change challenges the world will face in coming years.

To enable sustainable hydroponic growth systems, our line of organically-derived plant food for hydroponic systems is a solution to the world’s growing food cycle problem.


Speakers
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Tinia Pina

Founder & CEO, Re-Nuble
Tinia received her B.S. in Business Information Technology from Virginia Tech and is a SWANA Certified Composting Systems Technical Associate. Her experiences related to food waste, food systems and sustainability have fueled her passion to increase our communities’ resilience... Read More →



Tuesday October 13, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Harlem Biospace Lab

4:15pm EDT

Sky Vegetables Tour
Limited Capacity seats available

Sky Vegetables owns and operates an 8,000sf+ rooftop hydroponic greenhouse in the South Bronx. Learn about the opportunities and challenges of growing fresh, pesticide-free produce in New York City. 

Beyond its value as an example of premier urban greenhouse, Sky Vegetables is also a prime example of Building-Integrated Agriculture as it is placed on top of an affordable housing building with which it shares certain systems integration.

This tour will be conducted by Blue Planet Consulting who currently manage the farm.  

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Carter

Andrew Carter

Andrew earned his BSc in Environmental Sciences and Ecological Design from the Rubenstein School at the University of Vermont. He specializes in hydroponic production and systems design, but finds himself working on projects related to almost all aspects of urban agriculture, especially... Read More →
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Henry Gordon-Smith

Director of Business Development, Blue Planet Consulting
Henry is Director of Business Development at Blue Planet Consulting and one of the primary organizers of NYC AgTech Week. He will also be featuring the event on his blog Agritecture.com. Henry also currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of the Association for Vertical Farming... Read More →



Tuesday October 13, 2015 4:15pm - 5:00pm EDT
Sky Vegetables Greenhouse
 
Wednesday, October 14
 

6:30pm EDT

AgTech Demo Night
Limited Capacity seats available

This evening of demos and lectures is not to be missed! 

First, hear from Agrilyst Founder Allison Kopf as she demos their TechCrunch Disrupt 2015 award-winning technology.

Then, hear from controlled environment agriculture expert Dr. Joel Cuello of the University of Arizona. His topic: Vertical Farming 2.0 -- The Age of the Modular and Prefabricated Vertical Farm

Cloud Farms founder Bradley Ferrada will then demo his at home hydroponics system and speak about another product in the pipeline.

Grove Labs co-founders Jamie Byron and Gabriel Blanchet will also speak about the launch of their newest ecosystem product.  

The last speaker will be Mark Kajima, of D-Glatt, a Japanese LED and controlled environment agriculture systems provider. Mark will demo the company's new monitoring software and also speak about its horticultural lighting solutions.

Finally, the 5 speakers will participate in an lively panel discussion about AgTech in NYC and beyond. The panel is moderated by Urbanstrong, LLC founder Alan Burchell.

Moderators
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Alan Burchell

founder / principal, urbanstrong
alan is the founder/principal at urbanstrong - a project management company that uses a coast-to-coast network of highly experienced industry professionals to improve the quality of life in our cities. urbanstrong offers concept-to-build solutions focused on designs that integrate... Read More →

Speakers
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Jamie Byron

Grove
Co-Founder, Grove Labs
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Dr. Joel Cuello

Dr. Joel L. Cuello is a Professor of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering and Director of the Global Institute for Strategic Agriculture in Dry Lands (GISAD) at The University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A. He is a lifetime Visiting Professor at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou... Read More →
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Bradley Ferrada

Founder, Cloud Farms
Bradley Ferrada earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Design, Innovation and Society at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2008 and went on to work for three years at Edison Price Lighting in New York City as a product designer for architectural lighting fixtures. In 2014 he graduated... Read More →
avatar for Mark Kajima

Mark Kajima

President, Grownex USA
After being involved in the international consulting industry for 8 years assisting companies to export and expand outside of Japan, Mark has has joined D-Glatt in March of 2015.  He fell in love with the global vision of the company, as well as the futuristic concept of Indoor Vertical... Read More →
avatar for Allison Kopf

Allison Kopf

CEO, Agrilyst



Wednesday October 14, 2015 6:30pm - 9:00pm EDT
Urban Future Lab
 
Thursday, October 15
 

5:30pm EDT

Locavore Taco Night - Menu by Manhattan Agriculture
Limited Capacity seats available

NYC AgTech Week's Biggest Event!

Located at the Farm on Kent right off the Hudson, the evening will feature rooftop-raised fish, NYC grown produce, locally brewed beers, and even cricket bars!

Farmers will speak about their product and their experience of growing in the city and the role of AgTech. 

DOORS OPEN 5:30pm - Dinner begins at 6:30pm

Bonus: Get a tour of Smallhold's shipping container located at the farm where they are growing mushrooms! 

MENU: 

Salad
Aeroponic/hydroponic mixed greens and local herbed croutons tossed with a peppery arugula vinaigrette
Main
Rooftop fish tacos with smoked aquaponic tilapia + zesty local microgreens + hot brooklyn salsa
Side
City-smoked kale, braised chard, and ruby red beets
Drink
Local Brooklyn Brewery beer
Desert
Cricket flour Exo bars to sample and locally grown kale brownies
 



Thursday October 15, 2015 5:30pm - 9:00pm EDT
North Brooklyn Farms
 
Friday, October 16
 

12:30pm EDT

East Williamsburg Round Robin Farm Tours and Demos
Limited Capacity seats available

East Williamsburg is a rapidly developing urban agriculture neighborhood in New York City. 

During this session, you will experience four back to back tours. You will be assigned to a group of 10 (group A, group B, group C, group D) before the event and groups will rotate between locations, walking by foot from venue to venue (15 mins longest walk). 

Tours include:
  • Blue Planet Consulting (demo of "Plus" hydroponic system) - BONUS demo of Flux!
  • Feedback Farms (soil-based)
  • Verticulture (aquaponics, vertical indoor)
  • Edenworks (aquaponics, vertical greenhouse) 
Group A: Start at Blue Planet Consulting - 164 Meserole St, Brooklyn, NY 11206
Group B: Start at Feedback Farms - 89 Porter Ave, Brooklyn
Group C: Start at Verticulture - 630 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn
Group D: Start at Edenworks - 236 Johnson Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Carter

Andrew Carter

Andrew earned his BSc in Environmental Sciences and Ecological Design from the Rubenstein School at the University of Vermont. He specializes in hydroponic production and systems design, but finds himself working on projects related to almost all aspects of urban agriculture, especially... Read More →
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Miles Crettien

Co-Founder, Verticulture Farms
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Jason Green

CEO, Co-Founder, Edenworks
Jason has always dreamed big for big causes. Before Edenworks, Jason engineered virtual reality rehabilitation systems for patients with brain damage. The idea behind Edenworks sprung out of his interests in scientific research, food, and desire to create a more sustainable future... Read More →


Friday October 16, 2015 12:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
Blue Planet Consulting
 
Saturday, October 17
 

11:00am EDT

Volunteer Day with Living Restoration
Limited Capacity seats available

Experience hands on volunteering at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal. This "living roof" offers a great example of urban agriculture and it has a fantastic view of the city too! 

Speakers
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Adrian Wilton

Founder, Living Restoration
Adrian is the Founder of Living Restoration. Living Restoration was founded in 2011 with the mission of promoting sustainable building practices, community development and urban agriculture. We are a collaborative of green roof, environmental, architecture and marketing professionals... Read More →


Saturday October 17, 2015 11:00am - 3:00pm EDT
Staten Island Ferry Terminal