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Sustainable and Healthy Farming
At Greenspring farms everything we do is dedicated to growing the healthiest and most vibrant spirulina possible. We have combined tried and true traditional methods with innovative technology to create a heart based yet data driven growing practice that provides the absolute best quality spirulina available anywhere in the world.
Spirulina grows via cell division (mitosis), so every pool’s spirulina volume doubles every 2-3 days. By comparison, corn takes 3-4 months to mature from seed to harvest and even fast-growing baby greens take anywhere from 21 to 45 days. With at least 2 harvests every week, our regenerative aquaculture practice is continually producing fresh, nourishing spirulina to share with you. The extraordinary productivity on our small farm means we’re producing much more nourishing food with many fewer resources, and a much lower impact on our natural environment.
A Protected Environment - The Hidden Cost of Cheap Spirulina
Our growing practice starts with a protected environment for our spirulina. All large scale spirulina growers, even those labeled organic, grow in large open-air ponds. While this is the cheapest way to grow it also exposes the spirulina to environmental stresses and contamination. Preventing contamination from water birds and weather patterns is impossible in open air ponds. We believe as a small farm we should be dedicated to quality so we take extra time and care to do better. Our pools are completely covered with fresh air filtered in. We believe that the extra energy and effort we spend to make sure that our spirulina grows in a clean and protected environment produces the highest quality spirulina.
In our protected pools, all of the nutrients we feed our crop goes into our production and not the soil. We have no need for harmful pesticides or other hazardous chemicals in our growing process. Our process protects the groundwater supply and avoids many of the environmental casualties that are so common with traditional factory farming techniques.
All of this means more nutrient-dense, healthy food can be produced with a very light environmental impact.
We are constantly looking at new ways to improve the sustainability and efficiency of our process. We look forward to sharing our improvements with you as we grow and evolve!