Speaking on Business: Strong Vertical Gardens
Strong Vertical Gardens is known for their microgreens, grown in their state-of-the-art garden.
This is Chris Redgrave for Zions Bank Speaking on Business.
When you don’t have a lot of space, you figure out how to make it work. For Grant and Debbie Strong, that meant setting up their business, Strong Vertical Gardens, by literally going up. At their facility in Charleston, Utah, they grow hydroponically on 7 levels, providing micro-greens for chefs and a full line of retail products. In a 11,000-square-foot facility, they’re growing 6 acres of plants because of the way their state-of-the-art garden is set up. They recently brought in the assistant to the head of agriculture in the United States, who toured the facility and said she’s never seen anything like Strong Vertical Gardens.
Strong Vertical Gardens is known for their microgreens, plants grown to a level between baby and adolescent and harvested young to preserve their full nutrient content. In fact, microgreens have up to 40 percent more nutrients than a mature plant. With an indoor space, they’re growing and harvesting year-round. At Strong Vertical Gardens, it’s an herbicide and pesticide free product regularly tested by the USDA and declared safe.
These products have taken off with chefs and distributors throughout the Western United States. You’ll also find Strong Vertical Gardens’ retail line in stores like Harmon’s, Smith’s and Whole Foods with plants so good for you that include pea shoots, broccoli, pepper cress and wheatgrass.
For Zions Bank, I’m Chris Redgrave, speaking on business.
Strong Vertical Gardens
2101 W. 2400 South
Charleston, UT 84032