This first groundbreaking project, located on an underutilized rooftop in densely populated NYC, used the skills and labor of the Local 1 Plumbers Union in its construction, and highlights the FullBlue360 system’s:
Furthermore, it showcases key proprietary elements of FullBlue360’s growing methodology:
With global populations at an all-time high, resources like food and water—more so for organic grade foods—are becoming increasingly globally competitive. In order to meet the public demand for organic, healthy options, current agricultural practices must evolve to produce higher yields while requiring fewer consumable resources.
This project is located on a 25,000ft² rooftop in Long Island City, New York, that combines a specialized rooftop drainage system, designed and constructed by union laborers, with a series of cisterns located on-site to direct and capture storm water runoff. The combination of the specialized growing medium, blueberry cultivar and water precision management system estimates over 95% efficiencies and essentially eliminates runoff and creates a closed loop water management program within the building while sustainable growing FullBlue360 blueberries and employing union labor.
FullBlue360’s ultimate mission is to create a major non-traditional production base of organic blueberries in various suitable locations throughout the USA, while meeting local and international market acceptability standards; simultaneously creating wealth in a safe, sustainable maker for all participants in the value chain.