CHATHAM-KENT INNOVATIVE NEW GREENHOUSE EXPECTS 1ST HARVEST IN SEPT/2013
First Harvest in September 2013
Greg Devries owner of the Truly Green's Innovative Greenhouse Project located on Bloomfield Rd. is no stranger to change and a real believer in " Thinking outside the box'. He keeps himself open to new ideas and follows the path, well known Author and Speaker John Maxwell outlines in his Best Selling Book ' Failing Forward' Greg Devries understands that making mistakes is part of the process. He says " It is not if you make a mistake but when and how you learn from it.' And learn he has!
Carbon Dioxide is a by product of the Greenfield Ethanol Plant across the road on Bloomfield and it is being piped into the Greenhouse to increase yield of the Tomato Plants grown there. Devries says ' we are hoping to push the envelope with what we can do with CO2.'
The Plant is progressing rapidly with the roof finished at present.The first plants are due to be planted in July with harvest in September. Chatham-Kent employment will also benefit as it will take 2 direct jobs for every acre of greenhouse as well as 2 indirect jobs. Great news for Chatham-Kent.
He said his company has a great History of Progressive Innovation.The key to Business success today is Innovation and the Agricultural industry has been playing a leading role by increasing production in many areas through New Technology. In the Greenhouse Industry, the main cost is heat, consisting of about 40 % of total costs. By partnering with Greenfield Ethanol across the street and harnessing the steam produced, heating costs will be significantly reduced. This will take place next year. Mexican Greenhouses are the chief competetors with lower heating costs due to climate and lower labour costs.
There are 3 components necessary for a successful Greenhouse Operation. The number one is Natural Gas for heat which will be provided largely in part to the Ethanol plants steam, Electricity and a Municipal Water suppy which is available. Chatham-Kent has remained progressive in its thinking, as far as reaching out to new Business ventures for our community.
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