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greens, locally grown, year round

fresh, clean taste

 , consistency, continuity, capacity

Higher Ground

Altius is Greek for higher. Higher taste, sustainability and production, comes from better farming.

Altius Farms’ mission is to build stable and lasting farms that produce beautiful greens, locally grown, year round.  We will be the highest (elevation), vertical aeroponic, farm in the US and one of the largest.  Our farms will serve as OJT sites for Veterans and urban youth. Our Denver flagship farm will offer urban AG tours, educational classes and special events.

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Our clients and customers will include: restaurants, food service, markets and residents. In Colorado, demand for “locally grown” far exceeds supply as 97% of leafy greens, consumed annually, are imported from out of state (California, Arizona).

We produce our produce with patented, vertical aeroponics which uses only 10% of the land, 10% of the water and delivers 10 times the yield (in one harvest).  We harvest every 21-25 days.  We take local food production to higher ground.

Clientele

Altius Farms will deliver great local taste (year round) for restaurants, food service, markets and residents. Our produce is non-GMO and beyond Organic. We can customize our crops, for you, and provide consistency, continuity and capacity.

Consistency

It’s difficult to buy local greens, year round, as very few local farms have that ability. Altius Farms will provide a dependable, year round, supply that offers culinary, health, environmental and economic benefits.

CROPS

Continuity

Green, green house growing elevates healthy plant growth and minimizes risks (weather, pests, disease, etc). Stewardship of natural resources and risk management are central to better farming.

CLIMATE

Capacity

Scaling local food production, to meet demand, must occur to be transformative in urban AG. Altius Farms can deliver a 10x production advantage in leafy greens.  We can grow your greens and service your demand.

CLIENTS

Better Local

HUMAN health: Eating more fresh, clean local food equals a healthier community.

ENVIRONMENTAL benefits: Clean and sustainable operations, stewards natural resources.

ECONOMIC impact: Produce new green “green” jobs that deliver a 3x local dollar multiplier.

COMMUNITY engagement: Urban AG training.  Residential gardening: Tower Gardens. Tours/events.

 

Scaling local:  Around 40% of America’s annual fruit & vegetable consumption was grown, locally, during WWII.  The Victory Gardens, of WWII, were a shining example of local food production by citizens. Seventy years later, a modern day Victory Gardens sequel is occurring through greenhouse farming.  View this compelling TED talk and listen to the Colorado Public Radio interview.  Altius Farms and our (501C3) education/training partner,  Operation Victory Gardens, are introduced at the end of the TED talk.

 

Modern Farming

Vertical aeroponics vs. Traditional farming?

10% of the water

10% of the land

10x the yield

Altius Farms integrates multiple “green” technologies which put us at the forefront of modern agriculture in growing beautiful, leafy greens and herbs.  Our goal is to scale local, nationally.

  • Consistency (crops) via patented, vertical aeroponics (analysis).
  • Continuity (climate) via Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA).
  • Capacity (clientsvia higher production, at scale.

Participate

TRAIN. EMPOWER. PARTNER.

TRAIN VeteransOperation Victory Gardens (OpVG, 501c3), is our strategic education and training partner.  OpVG provides  online coursework in Closed Environment Agriculture.  Onsite, at Altius Farms, OpVG offers education, internships and Veteran OJT programs.  The OpVG mission: Train up a new generation in sustainable, scalable local food production.

Operation Victory Gardens

 

EMPOWER CommunityResidential gardening, school gardens and educational tours and events.

  • Tower Gardens offer a simple and easy way to grow your own beautiful greens. Created for residential use, Tower Gardens are the fastest growing gardening system in the U.S.
  • School gardens: See how Tower Gardens enable kids and schools.
  • Tours & Events: Stay tuned (Email us to be connected).

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PARTNER with us: We’re opening our flagship greenhouse this Spring, 2018, at the S*Park development in Denver. We invite you to connect with us and learn more: sallyherbert@altiusfarms.com

Triple Bottom Line

Altius Farms delivers healthier food, reduces environmental impact, and elevates the local economy. We serve people, planet, and profit.

You have to work really hard to keep your thinking clean and to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because when you get there you can move mountains.

STEVE JOBS

Healthy farming use to be incidental. Today, it is a functional skill, adaptive trait and competitive advantage.

JEFF OLSON

America is dead last in green house growing among industrialized nations. Communities need to understand that growing local food supply is Econ Dev 101.

SALLY HERBERT

The challenges we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.

ALBERT EINSTEIN

A new, farming generation is putting technology at the service of people, planet and profit.

DON DWYER