Garden of Eden Urban Farming
Projects and Programs
Our current emphasis is the production of microgreens in Washington State. During 2019 we will be developing products for local farmers markets in cooperation with Latino Educational Training Institute, Maxine Mimms Academy, VFW posts and other non-profit NGOs to be announced. We also assist in organization of commercial hydroponic gardens. We are currently developing containerized systems that can be delivered ready to grow within days.
These recent projects are listed newest first. We would like to help you start a project in your own community.
TrainingGOE has developed a unique, proprietary, copyrighted training program that can be offered locally within projects or at our training center in Seattle. Training emphasizes hydroponic gardening and related food industries. Graduates are prepared to work in hydroponic gardens, and they also emerge with certificates in food handling, sanitation and related skills. Our core training program requires contact 160 hours.
Planning and BudgetingWe work with local project developers to assure their success to the maximum possible level. Funding must be locally developed for each situation. Our budget models provide for a large variety of garden and crop options.
Operational Management for Gardening ProjectsProjects can be locally developed and managed, or we can act as all or part of the management team. Assistance may range from concept to harvest. It is normally our practice to establish a project and withdraw, but the time to turnover may vary considerably.
Site Selection and PreparationWe are well connected with realty, architectural and contracting firms to help local project developers make good choices regarding location and facilities.
Crop Selection and Growth Phase PlanningWe help the local developer to select crops suitable to the local market. We assist with seed selection and train on propagation, phases of growth, harvesting and delivery planning.
Equipment Selection, installation and Technical SupportWe coordinate initial equipment selection, purchase and delivery. Projects may vary from turnkey to self-defined. We provide installation and training as needed, and we interact with project managers and vendor technical support to assure maximum efficiency and minimum downtime.
Management and Process Control SoftwareWe provide a growing, proprietary system of process control and management software that we provide as a service to projects. The software tracks all core aspects of production from propagation to harvest, provides key management reports, records employee activities, and produces reports and exports for management analysis and fiscal control.
Non-profit Certification AssistanceOur team can assist local projects with achieving non-profit status. We arrange legal and accounting services appropriate to each project; however, each project must also consider local requirements and conditions. We work under our own non-profit status or in cooperation with certified non-profit agencies depending on the nature of individual projects.
Project Goals and ObjectivesIn each project our goal is to foster several key outcomes. Each has a specific set of measurable objectives that define success
The Project Development Process
Garden of Eden Indoor Urban Farming (GOE) is a non-profit corporation that has several main service programs
Teamwork Promotes Success
Typical project team.
Clerical Support, Accounting
(Positions may be variously combined in smaller projects.)