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Circumvent Rising Grocery Prices and Shortages

Grocery prices are rising with some produce prices going up 15%. Grocery chains and the supermarket guru Phil Lempert has said expect price increases for the next year and a half or so.  Higher transportation costs, a shortage of shipping containers and truck drivers as well as extreme weather with freezes, heat, drought and flooding is causing shortages in supply. We are not able to control those factors, but we can grow our own food.

If you lack the time, space, or even the confidence to have a garden, there is a system that makes it easy to have your own fresh, flavorful and mineral rich produce year-round! Around 20 years ago, NASA provided a grant to create an efficient way to grow the most nutritious food for astronauts. After years of perfection, it is now available for homeowners! Who knew you could grow astronaut worthy fruits and vegetables? Some benefits include:

 

  • Grow fresh vegetables and flowers year-round, even out of season (with the indoor lights).
  • Uses 90% less water and space compared to traditional methods.
  • Plants can grow up to three times faster with an average of 30% more yield.
  • Outdoor plants can be grown earlier and later in the season with less pest problems. You can even grow outdoors through the heat of the Phoenix summer if you want!
  • The vertical planter uses the space the size of a typical kitchen chair.
  • No digging or weeding, the vertical system is easier on the back!
  • The garden container is made in the USA with food grade plastic that should last some 25 years. It can pay for itself in less than a year!
  • The mineral solution is formulated for human nutritional needs, not just for plants.

It is like having your own farmers market steps from your kitchen, about as local as one can get which cuts down on the household’s carbon footprint considering most grocery produce travels 1500 miles.  The indoor unit also has the benefit of providing all that oxygen from the plants, a great perk during the times of year the house is not open to the outdoor air.

For more information and to learn about a September special, click here.

 

Then the LORD will guide you always and satisfy your thirst in parched places, will give strength to your bones And you shall be like a watered garden, like a flowing spring whose waters never fail. Isaiah 58:11

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