Urban Agriculture Center

 

RAPID

BUSINESS BUILD OUT

 

 

 

 

 

Funding Needed

 

Start Up:  ______

 

Use of Funds

Legal fees

Equipment

Build out of greenhouse, restaurant

Repair of building

Seeds and soil

 

Projected Annual Budget

 

Income: 100,000

 

Income: wholesale, retail

Expenses: processing, cricket food

 

 

Skills & Experience Needed

Architecture

Growing expertise

Marketing

 

Competitive Advantage

  Locally grown

 Adaptive reuse of existing buildings

Works with local youth

 

Problem Worth Solving

Cities with crumbling and aging infrastructure in historic districts are faced with a necessity to renovate and maintain these structures to certain standards, or raze the buildings.  Such districts face other forms of decay and disinvestment, especially in the food sector.

Your Solution

Adaptive reuse and repurpose of existing historic buildings to create an urban agriculture center and food hub.  This structure could include a greenhouse, in which vertical growing and hydroponics are utilized, a nursery, packaging center for produce grown on site, a restaurant, and a market and event space.

 

Market Opportunity - Who are your target customers and how will you reach them? How will you distribute your product or service? How does your idea meet an opportunity for import replacement?

On site, the space can host a winter farmers market and restaurant, providing space and relieving the necessity to buy produce from outside the region in the off-season. 

Off site, the entity can provide produce year round to nearby markets and local delivery services can deliver right to consumers.

 

 

Your Competition

Other microgreens growers producers locally

Large greens growers

Idea Pitch - What are you selling? Why is it important?

The urban agriculture center provides an opportunity for the community and city to come together to rehabilitate existing infrastructure and provide a neighborhood center for food-based activity.