The future holds bright promises for the Trifecta Ecosystems team. They moved on from Robb’s farm in spring 2016. Now they are expanding operations with a move into 290 Pratt St, Meriden, CT.
Why the move you may ask? After all, Robb’s Ice cream is freakin’ awesome! Well, that is a valid point. However, as a benefit corporation, we felt that we would be best serving our community by starting our vision of the City that Feeds ItselfTM right where it is needed most: the City. This new urban center will also allow us to better serve our existing clients. In addition, it gives us the ability to do onsite educational workshops, seminars, host events, and let the public tour a commercial scale aquaponics farm.
The company looks for the Meriden location to be a catalyst that sprouts many farms within the city and across the state. We aim to prove out the viability of vertical farming in Meriden. Then we can leverage that success to help others start their own farms in their communities as well.
Proving out the model, urban aquaponics is key to our goals as a company. We want to be a part of the solution as opposed to complain about the problems we face as a society.
It is our belief that cities need to be able to feed themselves in a sustainable and scalable manner. The World Health Organization estimates 70% of the global population to be living in urban areas by 2050. If that wasn’t enough already we will have to contend with worldwide droughts, diminishing natural resources, and the worldwide loss of farmland (over 40 million acres of U.S. farmland alone lost in the last 15 years according to USDA census 2015). Therefore, we have no choice but to adapt. We need to overhaul our infrastructure and implement new technologies that allow us to do more with less. The sooner we do this, the brighter and more secure our future looks.
Here at Trifecta Ecosystems, we are committed to being one of the leaders of this charge. Our goal is to enable everyone who’s like minded to contribute their share towards this movement. We are here to help! Whether it’s supporting local producers, growing your own food, becoming a farmer yourself, raising awareness, or even teaching others with technologies like aquaponics.
We live in the most exciting time in history but there are still large problems facing us as a race. Food should not be one of them. In our future we hope to see hunger as an issue of the past.