Container Farming: Cultivating Futures through Innovative Learning

In our journey to redefine educational spaces, we’ve embarked on a series of transformative projects that have turned ordinary schools into vibrant hubs of hands-on learning with our innovative learning through container farming approach. From elementary schools to technical colleges, our mission has been to enlighten young minds about the wonders of hydroponics, STEM principles, and sustainable living, all while supplying fresh produce for school cafeterias.

Our work spans a diverse array of educational institutions, including international and public schools, each project tailored to meet the unique needs of its community. A standout endeavor was the creation of a fully solar-powered Growtainer® for a high school in Oakmont, Pennsylvania. This container farming innovation featured two distinct growing areas, one for hydroponics and another for traditional soil-based farming, showcasing the power of renewable energy in agriculture.

What sets us apart is our refusal to adopt a “one size fits all” approach. We understand that each educational project is a distinct entity with its own set of goals. Our container farms are not just agricultural tools but dynamic classrooms that offer students a comprehensive look at various farming techniques, from traditional soil methods to advanced hydroponic systems like ebb and flow, NFT, and drip irrigation.

Empowering Education Through Container Farming

Our approach is hands-on, immersive learning, where students are involved in every step of the farm-to-table process. This exposure is crucial for sparking curiosity and passion in the agricultural sciences, potentially guiding them toward future careers in this field.

Funding these ventures through grants, donations, and public support, we emphasize the growth of not just plants but young minds, too. Our entry-level container farms, designed for easy integration into school programs, utilize advanced technology to make diverse farming methods accessible and engaging for students. This approach not only enhances their learning experience but also fosters a deeper understanding and appreciation for sustainable agriculture practices.

Through our dedicated efforts, we are not just growing plants; we are nurturing the next generation of innovators and environmental stewards, one container farm at a time.

News & Media

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Awty Unveils Carbon-Neutral Container Farm Thanks to Sustainability Grant From Green Mountain Energy Sun Club

The solar-powered container farm will provide fresh produce to the school’s cafeteria and hands-on education for students through a newly formed urban farming elective class…

Awty school receives grant for carbon-neutral container farm

Teachers and students alike at The Awty International School are excited about the possibilities a carbon-neutral container farm brings to their campus.

US (PA): Container farm to be delivered to school in Oakmont

CEA Advisors announced today that they have delivered another custom-built 40’ Growtainer® Vertical Farm to the Riverview School District in Oakmont, PA…