The best thing about living on Rainbow Road are the neighbors and the next thing is the fresh foods they bring ..eggs straight from their chickens and lettuce grown, not just by hydroponic methods but now aeroponics methods.
*“Soil farmers grow in the dirt, hydroponic farmers grow in the water, but with aeroponics the roots actually just hang and are frequently misted with high nutrient water.” “This is all controlled by technology.”
Chelsey works for Vertical Roots which is an “innovative container farming system that delivers fresh chemical-free vegetables all year round.” (All said and done…all I know is that the lettuce is as light as butter and taste so good I make lettuce sandwiches (instead of bread) now with chicken salad and use the fresh eggs in the potato salad. Unbelievably good!
Chelsey’s company is in the process of moving from Summerville to Clements Ferry in Charleston because the growth expansion has been phenomenal. Vertical Roots now serves several local school districts as well as Whole Foods, Harris Teeter, Earth Fare, Veggie Bin, and Lowes.
Chelsey, herself, has been promoted to do more work in research and is actually creating new hybrids of lettuce as we speak. We are so proud of her!
It is a new world out there but with creative, healthier ways to grow food now…it is filled with such promise…especially when I see that hope shining in the eyes of our young neighbors, Luke and Chelsey.
So until tomorrow…Remember….”Everybody is trying to swallow something that won’t go down“…Unless you live across the street from Luke and Chelsey…then everything goes down better! 🙂
“Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh