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Food+City Food Futures speaker series
Thursday, April 18, 2019, 05:30pm - 07:00pm
Contact Katie Kraemer

Food+City Food Futures Speaker Series: 

Growing Local Food from Google’s campus to Guam: Decentralizing the Global Food System in 320 Sq. Ft. 

Food+City is excited to announce our final Food Futures speaker series event of the 2018-2019 academic year.  Brad McNamara of Freight Farms will join our Director/Founder Robyn Metcalfe, food historian and food futurist, to discuss what trends and challenges are affecting indoor food production, and how his company has made their name in shipping container farming.

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With a background in sustainability and business, Brad McNamara is the CEO and co-founder of Freight Farms, the agtech company that first established the hydroponic vertical container farming industry. Founded in 2010, Freight Farms’ technology enables the year-round growth of fresh food anywhere on the globe, regardless of climate, using 95% less water than traditional agriculture. The company now has the largest network of connected farms in the world, with a diverse range of global customers including Google, Ford, Kimbal Musk’s Square Roots, restaurants, schools, and independent farmers from Boston to Guam. The company’s latest launch of the Greenery with integrated data platform farmhand, advances industry-wide limits of hydroponic vertical farming across yield, resource efficiency, and automation – making decentralized farming more accessible than ever before.

Location: Gearing Hall, 125
Food+City is an organization committed to inspiring supply chain innovation and big ideas for how cities across the globe are fed. Provoking fresh perspectives on the realities of how we feed cities and inspire action, Food+City spurs innovation in the food supply chain through our Food+City Startup Challenge, a variety of events, and storytelling, both online and with a semi-annual print magazine.