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Dec 11, 2019

Double the brainpower means twice the success for 8-year-old twins

Eight-year-old twins Heidi and Marissa recently visited IGS' demonstration facility in Invergowrie to see a real life vertical farm after they built their own model for a school project.

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Georgia Lea

Intelligent Growth Solutions (IGS) recently welcomed eight-year-old twins, Heidi and Marissa, to visit our demonstration facility in Invergowrie, two years after the girls built their very own model vertical farm for a school project based on the theme of 'The School Shop'.

Heidi and Marissa's intelligent farm design was based on a video they had seen of the IGS demonstration facility. Not only did the girls create a brilliant model with clearly represented growing produce, but they also included Lego robots and other devices to demonstrate how their farm would work.

The twins, who lived in Preston, Lancashire, when they completed their school project but have since moved to live in Geneva, were invited to come and explore the real demonstration facility for themselves. Together with their parents and older sister, they were given a guided tour by Chief Technical Officer, Dave Scott, who commented: "We were completely blown away when we first received the video and pictures showing what Heidi and Marissa had produced for their school project. We loved their interpretation of an intelligent farm and it was great to see the school loved it too!

"It was a pleasure to welcome them to the farm in Invergowrie to show them how everything works. They were so interested and asked some fantastic questions! Fast forward 15 years and they would be very welcome to come and work with us. Well done girls!"

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At IGS, we believe that innovation is essential in agriculture, as in many other areas. A circular model must be one that we adopt more broadly, and our commitment to this is two-fold.

Sign-up below to learn more about how IGS has designed and developed a vertical farming platform to enable sustainable food production with alignment to the circular economy framework in part one. You will also seefor yourself how the engineering, supply chain management, and maintenance of the GTs aligns to circularity in part two.

Part one. How IGS’ Growth Towers enable sustainable farming and alignment to the circular economy

Recent research by the UN Environment Programme found that ‘countries are missing significant opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions’ and that ‘other actions in the food system, such as reducing food loss and waste, or shifting to more sustainable diets, are widely ignored’.

‍While many of us are aware of the impact of food miles and foodsrity, the UN believes policymakers need to address ‘food waste and a shift more plant-rich diets’.

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