The farm was built using the world’s most innovative and best practice controlled environment hydroponic system as a commercial business – a first for South Africa.
The business comprises a proven state-of-the-art 400m2 hydroponic greenhouse utilizing a steel superstructure, polycarbonate cladding, concrete flooring, 3 phase power, climate controls, computeirsed nutrient dosing, irrigation tanks, pumps, filtration and lines, flood-and-drain trolleys, LED grow lights, bato buckets, mini weather station, 10,000L rainwater storage tank.
The property includes borehole water supply with water purification plant, 4 converted containers (planting, harvesting, office, tearoom, pumproom), electric fencing and access control, sanitation/toilet facilities for staff and armed response alarm system.
The business currently grows micro-greens, distributed through Epping market to various retail stores including Pick n Pay, Spar, Wellness Warehouse and other bespoke retail outlets, as well as supplying a number of restaurants.
The greenhouse can be adapted to grow almost any crop, including medicinal marijuana, flowers, succulents/cacti, tomatoes, peppers, chilies, cucumbers, short crop greens.
The business has 3 employees that are fully trained and proficient in hydroponic technology