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Terra Tech Farms aims to build a sustainable indoor farm to grow fresh, pesticide free produce for the Dallas community year around.
Terra Tech Farms aims to build a sustainable indoor farm to grow fresh, pesticide free produce for the Dallas community year around.
83 backers pledged $9,006 to help bring this project to life.

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WHO WE ARE:

Terra Tech Farms will be an indoor farming facility. Using hydroponics farming methods, we will be able to provide sustainable produce on a commercial scale, utilizing less land and water than conventional farming. Our produce will be local, pesticide free and grown year around.

We believe in sustainable produce that is able to be grown in an urban environment, that is what we plan to bring to the Dallas community.

Sunflower Sprouts
Sunflower Sprouts

WHY THIS PROJECT IS IMPORTANT:

The world is changing, urban populations are increasing, food and water scarcity are apparent, and CO2 emisions continue to rise.  Terra Tech Farms aims to combat these trends.  Our farm will produce in an urban landscape, create local food for local people, use 90% less water than conventional farming, and nearly eliminate the transporation need for our produce, resulting in a decrease in CO2 emisions.  

With the farm being indoors we will never have to spray pesiticeds on our produce.  Allowing our customers to feel safe when purchasing our products.  There will never be a fear of pesitcide run off ending up in our local water supply.

Another benefit of being indoors is that we can grow year around allowing us to provide the same quality produce month after month, at a consistent price point. Unlike most produce you see in the store with flucuating prices, depending on the season and what part of the world it was trucked in from.

Wheat Grass
Wheat Grass

WHAT WE HAVE DONE SO FAR:

Business plan written

Filed all corporate papers

Had logo designed (thanks Stephanie Trainor)

Built website

Designed indoor farm & priced out the cost to build

And the most important thing: We have been growing small batches of lettuce, herbs, & wheat grass for almost a year now! Check out the pictures throughout the page, these were grown at different times during our testing. This was done to understand growing patterns and plant habits to ensure we had a sound business plan. 

Fresh Arugala
Fresh Arugala

WHAT THE MONEY WILL BE USED FOR:

The money raised on kickstarter plus Jake's personal savings will go to build a 50FT X 8FT X10FT indoor farm capable of growing over 2,000 plants per month.  This size facility will grow the equivalent of one acre of traditional farm land.

This money will go towards supplies like lumber, PVC, pumps, lights, insulation, seeds, H2O tank, nurtients, etc. As well as helping pay the lease payments on the new space until we begin to harvest and sell our products, which is planned to be in early fall of 2013!

Any money raised beyond our goal will be used to start building the first Urban Farm Station, which is the next stage at Terra Tech Farms.

Phases:

Phase 1: Once funded and the farm is built we will be growing different types of lettuce, herbs, sprouts, and wheat grass.  These were chosen for their fast harvest cycle so that we can get to market sooner.

Phase 2: Once we have worked out any kinks and started building a true customer base we will expand and change up some of the lighting to be able to grow flowered produce like, tomatoes, cucumber, peppers, and strawberries.

THE FUTURE:

Once up and running, we will work on branding and getting our produce into more local restaurants.

We will be working on the first URBAN FARM STATION, details to follow but we are hoping this will revolutionize local produce.  We just need to test out growing patterns on a large scale in the indoor farm being built from this kickstarter page.

We have a plan to try to become fully sustainable.  With ideas of solar power, water recycling, bio-desiel delivery, localy souced supplies and more!

PLEASE HELP BUILD A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE & A MORE LOCAL FOOD SUPPLY!

YOUR PLEDGE IS GREATLY APPRECIATED! THANK YOU!

Check us out on FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/TerraTechFarms

Thank you Suraj R for the MUSIC - click here for his music on YOUTUBE

Risks and challenges

There are always risks in business and we are not naive to that. Our biggest is not getting our farm built before the end of summer. We are small team (pretty much a one man show but with lots of supporters!). There is a lot to build, hundreds of feet of PVC pipe to lay, lots of electrical, not to mention packaging & branding. We know problems will arise, but we feel we left enough room to overcome challenges in our time line that we should still be able to make it to market by early fall.

We will keep everyone informed of our progress from start to finish!

Another risk is that people don't like local, fresh and sustainable produce....but we know that would be crazy!

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    Our Thanks! And an imaginary high five from Chuck Norris!

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    Our Many Thanks! Good Karma! And a shout out on our facebook page!

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    Our Many Thanks! More Good Karma! Shout out on our facebook page! And a Terra Tech Farms seed packet full of different herb seeds!

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    Our Many Thanks! More Good Karma! Shout out on our facebook page! A reusable shopping tote with the Terra Tech Farms logo on it!

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    Our Many Thanks! Mucho Good Karma! Shout out on our facebook page! A reusable shopping tote with the Terra Tech Farms logo on it & the seeds! (seeds shipped only in the US)

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    Our Many Thanks! Mucho Good Karma! Shout out on our facebook page! A Terra Tech Farms T-Shirt!

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    A TON of THANKS! Shout out on our facebook page! TONS of GREAT Karma! A Terra Tech Farms T-Shirt! Name one of our weekly harvests that will be sold at farmers markets (your harvest name and your name will be displayed at the farmers market with a special thank you!)! As well as a free salad bowls worth of lettuce once a week for a month! (Pick up only on the salad)

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    A HUNDRED THANK YOU's! Shout out on our facebook page! GREAT KARMA! A set of 2 beer glasses with the Terra Tech Farms logo on them! Because every farmer loves a beer after a hard day on the farm. Name a weekly havest 3 times! As well as a free salad bowls worth of lettuce once a week for 2 months! (Pick up only on the salad)

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    A HUNDRED & FIFTY THANK YOU's! Shout out on our facebook page! GREAT KARMA! A set of 2 beer glasses with the Terra Tech Farms logo on them! Name a weekly havest 4 times! Terra Tech Farms T-Shirt! And our seed packet! (seeds only shipped in US) As well as a free salad bowls worth of lettuce once a week for 3 months! (Pick up only on the salad)

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    A LOT OF THANK YOU's! Shout out on our facebook page! OUT OF THIS WORLD GREAT KARMA! A set of 2 beer glasses with the Terra Tech Farms logo on them! Name a weekly havest 3 times! Terra Tech Farms Tote Bag! YOUR name stenciled on the frame of our indoor farm, because like the frame you give us the support we need! Meaning you will always be a part of Terra Tech Farms. As well as a free salad bowls worth of lettuce once a week for 4 months! (Pick up only on the salad)

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    EVERYTHING in the reward right above
    PLUS...DINNER @ the farm! Fresh veggies, great drinks, good people and lots of laughs! It'll be a BBQ with me doing the cooking & you do the eating! Everything included - except travel to the farm!

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    EVERYTHING in the reward right above
    PLUS...YOUR name painted on the first URBAN FARM STATION! (design is still top secret but lets just say your name will be very visible!)

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    EVERYTHING in the reward right above
    PLUS...3 extra Terra Tech Farm T-Shirts, 3 extra Terra Tech Farms Tote bags, and a free lettuce bowls worth of lettuce for an entire year! We wish we had larger reward for this level on contribution but please know that you contribution means the world to us & we wont let you down!

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