The ZipGrow Blog

Our goal is to produce high-quality informative content to highlight the power of local food, small business, and delicious sustainable food can have in our communities and in our world.

 

Matrix Media™

Matrix Media™

Matrix Media™ - what is it and what is it used for?   If you have been reading about hydroponic growing recently then you will have come across all different types of growing media, and the pros and cons of each. We are often asked about the specific media we use...

A Focus on Chard

A Focus on Chard

Chard is a beautiful and nutritious French green used throughout the world. Two common varieties are the colourful Rainbow Chard and vibrant Swiss Chard. Nutritionally, this crop packs a punch, and is a great plant for both beginner growers and commercial...

The ZipGrow Education Rack

The ZipGrow Education Rack

Modern education consists of much more than reading, writing, and math. These days, even for young students, curriculums around the world cover varying topics and many schools are starting to invest in agricultural education. This may include starting school gardens,...

Cultivating Hope in Cedar Rapids

Cultivating Hope in Cedar Rapids

In Cedar Rapids there are a group of people passionate about their local neighborhood. Matthew 25 runs a nonprofit that is built on foundations of food, housing and education. While their vision is broader than just food, the concept of feeding a community flows...

Food Security in today’s world

Food Security in today’s world

COVID-19 has made an unmeasurably significant impact around the world over the past few months. Hundreds of thousands of people have been infected and thousands have died from the virus. And the numbers are only expected to go upwards from here. This global pandemic...

A Letter from the Founders about Food Security

A Letter from the Founders about Food Security

File photo from 2018 - courtesy ChooseCornwall.ca / Bob PetersIn 2014 when we founded this company, food security was one of our main motivators. We felt that our food supply relied far too much on food miles instead of local food production and that technology could...

Plant Spacing in ZipGrow Towers

Plant Spacing in ZipGrow Towers

A common question we hear is 'how far apart should my plants be in a ZipGrow Tower?'   The Answer: "It Depends..." To figure out the best spacing, we recommend first and foremost that you consult the back of your seed packet. Here you'll find the recommended...

Getting the most out of Basil

Getting the most out of Basil

Who doesn't love Basil? Basil is a well-loved crop in almost every community. It can be sweet, savory, peppery, tangy, and it smells amazing. There are dozens of varieties, from spicy bush basil, to lemon basil, to Thai basil. It's been used some way in almost every...

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ZIPGROW'S COVID-19 UPDATE

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