Springworks Farms secures 1.6 million in funding to expand operation.
Springworks Farm in Lisbon, Me is about to get a big upgrade. They recently secured $1.6 million in funding to build a brand-new state-of-the-arc aquaponics greenhouse. Springworks Farm has been operating a 6,000sqft greenhouse fro three years now.
With the funding they plan to desing a completely new 8,000 sqft greenhouse taking what they’ve learned over the past three years and incorporating a bunch of new features into this system’s design.
Springwork’s hopes to have the new greenhouse operating by the summer of 2018. This expansion will make Springworks the largest aquaponics operation in New England.
Springwork’s is owned by Trevor Kenkel, a 22 year old college studeents at Bowdoin College. He’s been tinkering with aquaponics systems since he was a child and his passion has now flourished into a wildly successful business.
Trevor built his first system from money he earned working summer jobs in high school. He’s now able to employ family and friends through his business while making a large impact on the food security of his community in Maine.
Trevor is the perfect example of how aquaponics can change the local food paradigm while empowering the lives of those who are willing to put in the sweat equity to start their own operation. We’re inspired by what Trevor has accomplished at such a young age and will keep following his journey as an aquapioneer.
To learn more about Trevor and Springworks Farm check out the original article here.