LOS ANGELES & FORT COLLINS, Colo. — PureAgro, the largest U.S. customer facing supplier of urban agriculture and hydroponic technologies and equipment, is proud to announce its partnership with The Kitchen Community to help strengthen its “Learning Gardens” project for the 2017-18 school year.
As part of the partnership, PureAgro and its subsidiaries, CropSupply and Way to Grow, is donating to over 120 schools in the Denver and Los Angeles metro areas, helping to advance the education of future farmers and expanding the agricultural knowledge of students nationwide.
“We are particularly proud to be partnering with The Kitchen Community because it allows us to connect directly with the bright young minds that make up the future of farming” said Rick Byrd, Chairman and Chief Executive Office of PureAgro. “PureAgro prides itself on being at the forefront of introducing new agricultural technology to the masses and when we can accomplish this mission while providing a positive influence and education to children and young adults, it’s truly a special thing.”
PureAgro will donate additional funds, resources and knowledge to The Kitchen Community’s Learning Gardens as they continue to flourish in the Los Angeles and Denver market as well as other areas throughout the country.
PureAgro is the largest U.S. customer facing supplier of urban agriculture and hydroponics technologies and equipment. With a network of ten locations throughout Colorado and California, PureAgro is the leading, one-stop supplier of lighting products, fertilizer and nutrient products, controllers and technology, environment control equipment, and grow mediums to the indoor horticulture/specialty crop market. PureAgro is committed to a simple business ideology: advancing agriculture through technology.
“We have been pioneers of the hydroponics and indoor agriculture industry for the past 20 years. Our vision has evolved into the largest supply platform in the urban agriculture industry today and we are at the forefront of the farming revolution. We have a long-term vision and growth strategy to create new markets and opportunities for applying sustainable hydroponics and AgTech to the food system.” For more information, please visit www.pureagro.net
About The Kitchen Community
The Kitchen Community (TKC) was established in 2011 by Hugo Matheson and Kimbal Musk. TKC believes in a future where every child has the opportunity to play, learn, and grow in healthy communities. To create healthier environments in underserved schools, TKC builds Learning Gardens, thriving vegetable gardens and hands-on outdoor classrooms. Through our Learning Gardens and our school-based programming, TKC seeks to increase academic engagement and achievement, strengthen the bond between schools and their communities, and increase kids’ knowledge of and preference for fresh fruits and vegetables. Today there are hundreds of Learning Gardens in schools around the United States reaching nearly 200,000 students every day. For more information, please visit http://tkc.org or follow on Twitter @TheKitchenComm and Instagram @TheKitchenCommunity.
About Kimbal Musk
Kimbal Musk is Co-Founder of The Kitchen, a growing family of businesses that pursues an America where everyone has access to real food. Kimbal is a 2017 Social Entrepreneur by the Schwab Foundation, a sister organization to the World Economic Forum, for his impactful, scalable work to bring Real Food to Everyone.
His family of restaurant concepts serve real food at every price point. They source food from American farmers, stimulating the local farm economy to the tune of millions of dollars a year. His non-profit organization builds permanent, outdoor Learning Garden classrooms in underserved schools around the U.S. reaching over 125,000 students everyday. His urban, indoor vertical farming accelerator, seeks to empower thousands of young entrepreneurs to become real food farmers.
Kimbal is on the board for Chipotle, Tesla, and SpaceX. Follow him on Twitter @Kimbal and Instagram @KimbalMusk.
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