The Urban Farm Model
DISRUPTING PUERTO RICO’S FRAMING MODEL
Fusion Farms is located in a qualified Opportunity Zone and is the first hurricane-protected, indoor, vertical produce farm located in Puerto Rico.
Our 11,500 square foot concrete building has the capacity for over 80,000 total plant net pots at one time. This gives Fusion Farms the ability to deliver high volume as well as high quality foods islandwide.
Our pilot project will utilize deep-water rafts to grow basil and other leafy greens in addition to living microgreens without soil under LED lights in a controlled environment. Our business model details the path and ability to generate profit from both plant and fish sales.
Our grid-tie solution using renewable energy such as solar, battery backup and generators means that Fusion Farms will not be dependent on the power company and can minimize energy costs.
Tilapia housed in tanks will be the engine of nutrient-rich water to fuel the plant growth and deliver seed-to-harvest produce in as little as 21 days. Our carousel grow cycle means we can grow our produce year-round with consistent results.
Fusion Farms represents a “fusion” of innovation, talent, impact, urban farming, and food security for the island of Puerto Rico.
Indoor “Controlled Environment Aquaponics” or CEA is a disruptive and forward-thinking new farming solution that will create new opportunities for Puerto Ricans to learn a different farming model that minimizes the impact of external conditions in order to grow the fresh produce the island needs.
The Advantages of Our Pilot Program
By using the Fusion Farms model as a test facility to prove out an effective model, community members will benefit from the transparency of trial and error leading to success. Feasibility, cost containment, use of natural resources, data capture, research, and profitability will all be vital to a thriving program.
The system will be built onsite in Mayagüez with plans to expand to other parts of the island. Because these plans include creating a state of the art sustainable agriculture facility, Fusion Farms can be used to educate and instruct participants in the principles of sustainable agriculture as embodied in the model.
This will assist in the propagation of the model and attract those interested in sustainable agriculture who may have new and additional thoughts and ideas that can be integrated into the model design, creating dynamic sustainable knowledge and IP. This creates an additional revenue model for subscribers to benefit from updates on innovations and improvements.
For more information, email your request to Info@FusionFarmsPR.com