There are roughly 800 grocery stores in Montreal, each of which require at least one visit per day from a produce truck.
One local produce truck travels roughly 350km/day around the city spilling pollution, adding CO2, and clogging roads.
1 large diesel truck roughly produces 1.8 kg of CO2 / ton carried / km travelled.
Locally placed neighborhood yard farms reduces these issues created by wandering produce trucks and replaces it with many very short consumer trips by car, walking or biking.
It also replaces warehousing and packaging which amounts to about ½ of the energy & resources required to get long distance produce to your table.
Even centrally placed Lufa farms has distribution centers all over the city which keeps the produce traveling and customers must still often drive significant distances to get to the distribution points.
Farmers markets require produce to travel from many kilometers away and requires consumers to congregate at these central locations.
We are making gardening easy and profitable enough to inspire people to start gardening and planting food trees with a degree of standardization and quality feedback. We think that the more food sources open, the more customers will find it easy to use them for a convenient, fresher, healthier source of produce.
Our Site/app will increase the supply and the demand. People will be inspire to grow based on geographically visible increasing demand, and the network of shoppers will grow as they see more growers popping up in new visible convenient locations. We also would support and possibly sell or rent, gardening startup kits; including hydroponics. Purchases would be made online with credit card and even green, low energy crypto currencies.
We would also have pages for potential growers with no space, to rent space from those who have unused space who would like to make income with it. With hydroponics, even an 8foot x 8foot area can provide commercially significant income.
Greening people’s yards and especially roofs also reduces the heat island effect of an urban landscape as the energy from the sun is used for producing food instead of just heat.
Most profitable produce
Cilantro Basil Dill Mint Chives Tarragon Bay leaves Ginseng Mushrooms Strawberries Blueberries Lemon grass Bee balm Woodland sunflower Tomatoes (vine ripened) Asparagus Yams Carrots Lettuce
Mulberry Cherry Hearty kiki Paw paw Snow beauty peach Plums Harrow delight pear Warren pear
At $3/bunch of adult spinach, April through November (covered with carport type tent) An 8’x8’ area, with 9x 6’tall tower hydroponics, can bring in about $4000.00/year Sold to end customer.