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 The Growcer manufactures modular plug-and-play hydroponic systems to enable food production in remote communities and operations. Our flagship Arctic Growing System IV is built within retrofitted insulated shipping containers and can produce in excess of 4 tonnes of produce annually in temperatures as cold as -52°C.

 
 

MEDIA CONTACT

Moira Bird

press@thegrowcer.ca

 
 
 
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Quick Facts

 

30 YEAR LIFESPAN for a single Growcer farm

6 WEEKS to manufacture a Growcer system

$45,000 AVERAGE PROFIT per year per Growcer system after taxes

8 FARMS in operation as of May 2018 (2 Canadian and 6 Alaskan)

10 EMPLOYEES working full-time for the Growcer

4 YEARS to fully pay back an investment in a single Growcer farm

 

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Our History

 
 
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JUNE 2016

Founded by Alida Burke & Corey Ellis

 
 
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JULY 2016 

Collaboration formalized with an Alaskan hydroponic inventor/designer

 
 
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MAY 2017 

Accepted as a portfolio company at Invest Ottawa’s Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards

 
 
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JUNE 2017

Manufacturing space brought online on the West Coast - First employee

 
 
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NOVEMBER 2017

First operation outside Alaska, in Churchill, Manitoba

 
 
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DECEMBER 20, 2017

First Canadian harvest in Churchill

 
 
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APRIL 2018

Selected as Fast Company’s 2018 World Changing Ideas Finalist - Delivered demo farm to Bayview Yards