CONNECTING LOCAL FOOD TO GOOD HEALTH AND SUSTAINABILITY
Adragone Aeroponics, a high-tech indoor farm, founded by Jody Spangler, is located in the heart of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The farm consists of a vertical aeroponic greenhouse where our plants are grown from seed to towers and eventually to your table. By growing vertically in tower gardens, Adragone Aeroponics maximizes growth per square foot. Using beneficial insects like lacewings and ladybugs reduces pests naturally eliminating the need for pesticides and chemical sprays. Our focus on conservation comes from the knowledge that preservation of our environment, including water, open space and real estate is necessary to ensure the future health of our planet and ourselves.
OUR AEROPONICS GROWING SYSTEMS
Aeroponics is soilless growing utilizing air, water-soluble nutrients, and light to grow vegetables, herbs, and a variety of fruits. aeroponic systems for residential and commercial applications. Each system consists of vertical columns which dispense the nutrient-rich water through a distribution cap at the top of the unit to the grow cups staggered on the sides of the columns. The grow cups house the plants in a bed of rockwool that allows the roots to grow unencumbered down the center of the column. The nutrients in the water are those that are also found naturally in healthy soil. The grow systems recycle the nutrient from a reservoir tank conserving water while giving the plants the needed nutrient on intermittent cycles much like natural rainfall.
WHAT WE'RE GROWING
Our 10,000 square foot greenhouse grows thousands of lettuce where we’ve grown all varieties of vegetables, herbs, and fruit. Boston Bibb lettuce is harvested two times per week and brokered to local markets. If you live in Lancaster and Chester County you're bound to see our mixed greens and lettuce varieties! We grow crowd-pleasing and heirloom varieties of tomatoes, arugula, kale, basil, bok choy, peppers, collards, oregano, chives, parsley, micro-greens and much more.