We had the good fortune of connecting with Chris Michlewicz and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Chris, is your business focused on helping the community? If so, how?
Our automated container farms can be placed anywhere in the world, and one of our main goals is to get them into communities that lack access to nutritional food. They’re not only a reliable and sustainable source of food (leafy greens, peppers, small tomatoes, and culinary herbs) but they can be used as an educational tool to teach kids alternative ways of farming with little water. And because they’re in the community they serve, the container farms eliminate the costs of transporting goods (shipping, fuel, logistics), and the veggies don’t lose any of their shelf life or nutritional value in transit. They’re a game-changer for world hunger, especially on island nations, in urban areas and in places where the growing season is short or nonexistent.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I’m most excited about how our automated container farms will transform the lives of those living in the communities where they’re needed. Food insecurity was worsened by the pandemic because the entire food supply chain was broken, leaving those without access to nutritional food much worse off. We’re planning to literally change the course of human history and eliminate world hunger, and while that sounds like a lofty goal, I sincerely believe we really have a shot at making it happen.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
The time would be split between restaurants in the Denver area, fun bars with games, and the mountains. People in Colorado are incredibly interesting and there are a multitude of hobbies, like snowboarding, mountain climbing, biking, rock climbing and others where there are tight communities of passionate people.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Recognition should go to Jason Brown and Jesse Gantzler, the two guys who designed and built our prototype container farm (vertical hydroponics) from scratch in 2017.
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