Los Angeles, CA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 02/10/2014 -- Bigelow Brook Farm introduced a reusable clasp designed for holding plants in deep water culture rafts used by hydroponic and aquaponic growers. The GrowGrip firmly holds plants, from seedlings to maturity, replacing the need for using heavy and messy net pots, or disposable growing plugs.
The GrowGrip plant holder is an excellent option for farmers that grow leafy greens, such as lettuce, in home and commercial settings. GrowGrips are very lightweight and easy-to-handle: each GrowGrip weighs less than one gram, a feature that can reduce the weight of a 36-plant raft bed by 3.7 pounds. The product was also created to be recyclable, disease-resistant, and chemically inert. Above all, GrowGrips are affordable, especially because each can be reused multiple times.
“We’re very excited about the product,” said Rob Torcellini, the owner of Bigelow Brook Farm. “We were frustrated with the conventional growing methods in our greenhouse and started developing the GrowGrip to cut our own growing costs. Most of the plants in our DWC beds now use them.”
At this time, Bigelow Brook Farm is collecting pledges in order to fund the GrowGrip project. The company is using Kickstarter to raise $15,000, a sum that will be used to manufacture and order the first production run of the GrowGrip. People who contribute to the GrowGrip project will receive a variety of perks in exchange for their donations, such as GrowGrip sample packs and personal education on the farm.
Individuals interested in learning more about Bigelow Brook Farm and its services can visit the farm’s website for additional information. Customers can also subscribe to Bigelow Brook Farm’s Facebook and Google+ accounts for frequent updates about the farm’s projects.
About Bigelow Brook Farm
Founded in 2002, Bigelow Brook Farm is an active farm and provides design consulting specializing in the agricultural industry. They also produce informal informational videos about various operations on their farm with over 25,000 followers. Bigelow Brook Farm’s goal is to assist farmers and growers with their existing systems in addition to helping them to refine and implement technology that simplifies their processes and reduces cost. For more information, please visit http://www.GrowGrip.com