Today is with this year’s theme . We are celebrating some of the incredible women whom we are honored to work with and who choose to challenge the Agricultural industry, because “a challenged world is an alert world and from challenge comes change.”
After becoming self-taught experts on the subject of hydroponic farming, started from scratch. They designed their facility from floor to ceiling, keeping in mind how to minimize the environmental impact of their farm. Now, Blue Thumb Farms is a thriving operation that provides healthy, delicious salad mixes and herbs to dozens of locations in central North Carolina.
Growing fresh accessible leafy greens, is a co-founder of Miami’s premier Hydroponic Box Farm: . Cheryl is setting out to disrupt our food system and founded Box Greens with a mission to grow and harvest farm fresh greens and distribute them locally throughout the city of Miami.
Co-founder and CEO, started in 2015 to change the production and distribution of food systems. By utilizing cutting edge indoor hydroponic practices and zero chemicals, pesticides or fertilizers, their mission is to grow the most nutritious produce at the heart of consumption.
is the current Director of Restoration Science at Coral Vita. Coral Vita was founded by environmental entrepreneurs driven to solve one of planet’s greatest challenges; saving the reefs that they love. Coral Vita works to restore the world’s dying and damaged reefs.
is an experienced executive with a demonstrated history of working in the vertical farming industry. Currently the Chief Customer Officer at , providing farmers everywhere with a commercial scale vertical farming system to grow leafy greens, fine herbs, and micro greens – near the final customer and year-round.
is the CEO of ., a family-owned organic cannabis producer. Their mission is to provide Canadian communities, First Nations, Veterans and First responders with safe access to the highest quality, lab tested organically grown medical cannabis.
is dedicated to addressing some of the most significant issues in food security, now and in the future. has joined as Head Growers, and , PhD Plant Pathology, joined the team in 2020 as a Senior Grower. was also promoted in 2020 from Facility Operations Manager to Head of Facility Operations.
and her husband, Leo a third-generation grower, started their family farm in Coachella Valley thirty years ago with a barely-there budget and borrowed farming equipment. Today, Inc. have over 10 acres of greenhouse space where they hydroponically grow living herbs that are available for consumers in the produce section of the grocery store.
started as a way to address food insecurity and food sovereignty in Canada. The Growcer’s flagship product, the 4th-Generation Arctic Growing System (AGS-IV), is a modular hydroponic system designed specifically for harsh climates that enables year-round commercial production of vegetables within shipping containers.
is the premier supplier of fresh, high quality produce to Western Canada, focusing on locally grown products. Throughout 2020, under General Manager, now Chief Operating Officer, , Redhat was able to meet an increased demand for fresh vegetable orders while meeting strict calls for increased health and safety.
has joined her family as a grower and General Manager for . Founded in 1996 Ruben’s is passionate about providing the freshest product at a rate that everyone can afford. They are also environmentally conscience growers, using a bio-control program, using good bugs to fight the bad bugs, and keeping their veggies natural. Chloe will soon be joining us for an Artemis Live Talk – to stay in the know!
, founded by and with as the Project Manager, is a non-profit organization working to empower at-risk children in Kenya through partnerships with children’s centers. They develop and fund community-based sustainable and income-generating initiatives to transform the quality of care, educational opportunities and foundational support that at-risk children receive as well as elevating their surrounding communities.
and founded Vertical Harvest, an impact-driven business that builds and runs cost-effective and profitable hydroponic farms that do well by doing good. Their goal is to provide inclusive employment for underserved populations in vertical farms. These employees grow local food for local communities in locally based vertical greenhouses located in urban environments.
Born and raised in Uruguay, shaped in Israel and cured in California, now finds herself back in Uruguay helping develop a new medical cannabis industry. Together with her husband and business partner, she founded , a medical cannabis company with a purpose. She is passionate about creating sustainable and scalable agricultural practices and making sure patients around the world have access to natural, science backed and chemical free medicine.
This is only a small list of the women who challenge the industry and continue to inspire us. We are lucky to work with such amazing growers and businesswomen and salute all the women working to make our agricultural system stronger. We are excited to announce that this spring, Artemis will be launching Artemis Grower Awards to honor more inspirational folks in the industry! for our newsletter for upcoming announcements!
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