Built by growers, for growers, Thrive Containers manufactures the world’s most intelligent container farming systems. Our technology maximizes ROI & crop yield while reducing the total agricultural impact on the planet.
Grown From Experience
Unlike other container companies, Thrive Containers was born from the experience of being on the front lines of the farm. Our systems provide unrivaled
automation, ease of use, and adaptability perfected by industry-leading
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Thrive Containers provide a multitude of container farm systems for all types of growing solutions. Our in house manufacturing continues to explore the endless possibilities of technology + agriculture.
The most efficient leafy green hydroponic container on the planet. Built for ROI, Ohio’s production efficiencies and low reliability on resources yield higher, while maximizing profit and planet.
COMING SOON: The most efficient micro green hydroponic container on the planet. Built for ROI, Yukon’s production efficiencies and low reliability on resources yield higher, while maximizing profit and planet.
COMING SOON: The most efficient cannabis / hemp hydroponic container on the planet. Built for ROI, Colorado’s production efficiencies and low reliability on resources yield higher, while maximizing profit and planet.
Thrive Containers Technology Overview
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NURSERY PROPAGATION STATION
Fully integrated into each farm container, the Nursery Propagation Station delivers independently controlled lighting recipes and water cycles in a flood and drain style delivery system. Fitting up to 24 standard 1020 trays, it creates the flexibility to stagger harvests by Cultivation Area zones or seed for a monthly, whole farm harvest. There are no separate nursery reservoirs, pumps or water sensors to manage, thereby simplifying operations and reducing maintenance costs.
The Cultivation Area utilizes a custom designed water supply and return system that provides flexibility to the number growing channels per row, thereby optimizing both number of plants sites and the required airflow distribution for healthy plant development, which differs across plant varieties. Lighting recipes are independently controlled across five zones by a custom GrowLink control panel. A custom designed racking system enable six levels of canopy space per zone, maximizing canopy height and square footage while maintaining a 100% gravity fed system with fewer moving parts and pieces, further reducing operational costs.
Based on a custom water supply and return system, the Irrigation System is designed around a single, continuous duty cycle aquaculture pump, rated for lower pH and higher nutrients levels, plus a handful of control system driven and manually controlled valves. Each rows’ supply and return manifolds are modularly built, essentially “plug and play,” enabling easy removal for maintenance activities and replacements. Flow rate is controllable at the zone and row level as well as a main supply line pressure valve, which returns to the reservoir, providing additional aerating oxygen to the water, which is critical for optimal plant growth.
5-ton Bard systems with independent circuits for dehumidification and commercial room ventilation are managed by our GrowLink control system and panel with a backup thermostat for control system failure redundancy. Control system integrated Bard system alarms are used to alert users ahead of potential more catastrophic failures. A custom designed airflow distribution system consists of corrosion resistant row fans and strategically mounted air movers along the ceiling and floor (under each Cultivation Area zone) to evenly distribute the ideal air to each row and aid in transpiration load management efficiency. A control system operated CO2 regulator solenoid delivers life thriving CO2 across the ceiling to be evenly spread by the airflow distribution system.
Years of R&D trialing horticultural LEDs from various global and US based companies, lead us to selecting lighting partners that maximize photosynthetic output while minimizing electrical inputs. Scientifically designed light spectrums and applied light recipes are optimized to deliver increased yield and improved color, taste, texture and nutritional value as compared to traditionally grown plants. Automated simulation of sunrise and sunset and light intensity (dimming) throughout a single growth cycle is on the 2021 roadmap.
ARTEMIS SEED TO SALE SOFTWARE
Farm management software solution with integrated seed to sale functionality. This is where we plan and track our crop cycles and all associated inputs, outputs, and required resources. Everything needed to start a batch of seedlings and see them all the way through to the end customer sale tracking is provided by this strategic software partner. This includes a full set of digitized maintenance activities and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for stages of Growth, Packing, and Sales/Shipping functions. With full integration to both our GrowLink Control System and Accounting System, no other competitor can match our turn key business model that is provided by this fully integrated end to end farm management solution.
RESERVOIR MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Reservoir water health is managed by our custom GrowLink control system, which monitors water level, temperature, pH and nutrients levels (PPM/EC) using industrial (not lab) grade sensors. EC and pH sensors only require an annual calibration which takes less a minute to perform with a 3-year manufacturer warranty. No more monthly calibrations or replacing sensors every 12 months. Nutrients, supplements, and pH adjusting additives inject into a recirculating line where the water is chilled and dosed by industrial rated water chillers and sediment filtering dosing pumps. No more recurring clogged dosing lines or constant detailing of dosing pump components. Control system operated Flush and Fill valves provide added automation of scheduled or sensor triggered reservoir fill and flush processes.
ELECTRICAL + SAFETY STANDARDS
Safety is always at the forefront of our engineering team’s focus. CO2 and smoke levels are monitored by GrowLink and Business Rules trigger ventilation, electronic alerts and audible alarms inside the farm should smoke be detected or CO2 levels rise above OSHA defined maximums. Standard fire and smoke alarms, lighted emergency exit signs, and wall-mounted fire extinguishers are always included in our design/build. All electrical components are installed to national electrical standards.
Integrated ladder and harvest/transplant platform systems minimize the frequency an operator needs to go up and down a ladder to reach the top 3 levels, reducing accident opportunities. Removeable harvest/ transplant platforms for working on the upper levels further increase the speed of harvest and reduce the ladder up and down frequency.
Service From the Experts
Over the years, we’ve learned that current industry service standards are far from adequate to Thrive. Our grower support is designed to promote ease of use, etc.
Essentials package is the foundational level of support ordered. This is the absolutely necessary minimum level of support. Minimal grower training and onsite farm set up assistance. Mostly “do it yourself” with access to a menu of individual services with a pay as you go structure.
Standard package orders broad support across all areas of growing, business and mechanical/technical specialties. Initial and ongoing grower training and onsite farm set up included. Provides consistent monthly communication for growing as well as business needs, including scheduled onsite support and emergency access.
Enterprise package is our most robust support program. From growing to technical/mechanical and business operations support, this package orders complete reinforcement. Provides onsite and remote farmer training, farm set up, expanded monthly call & video support including quarterly scheduled onsite support and emergency access.
International package is specifically designed for customers not located in the lower continental 48 states. Provides Enterprise level support for initial farm set up and farmer training, plus monthly call/video support. Additional onsite and remote support available at hourly rates plus travel expenses if applicable.
Brick Street Farms was born out of the need for healthier local greens that could be delivered year-round. Within four years, this idea ignited one of the top container farms investments around the world.