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GreenWheel Gardens can produce crops at 6-8 times the current density rate in under-utilized urban building and warehouse space. Our method uses a fraction of the energy and water that traditional farming practices use. Our adoption of an urban setting for growth significantly reduces transportation costs. Our essential commitment to efficiency provides high produce to profit ratios. Our holistic approach to the ‘seed to table’ journey distinguishes our model from that of our competitors.

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Presentation 2014 1

  1. 1. 2014
  2. 2. What is GreenWheel Gardens? GreenWheel Gardens (GWG) is a California-based corporation whose mission is to create urban grow centers throughout inner cities in the United States. We grow exceptionally fresh and healthy produce that we call “Better than Organic” because we grow under perfect conditions and use no chemicals or pesticides. GreenWheel Gardens re-purposes unoccupied building and warehouse space into agricultural rich manufacturing sites, i.e. indoor urban grow centers or UGC. Our operational model is based on a closed loop recycling system which means that there is little or no waste. We are a “Greener than Green”, scalable, and completely sustainable business. By utilizing cutting edge technologies previously not available, GreenWheel Gardens has created innovative solutions to age old food production problems such as inclement weather, floods, droughts, cold climates, and other food production uncertainties. Our GreenWheel Gardens customer base includes food brokers, grocery chains, local markets, food cooperatives, farmer markets, restaurants, government and other tertiary markets. We believe the food your family consumes should be grown locally, and be pesticide and chemical free.
  3. 3. Why GreenWheel Gardens? Current food growing methodologies are not sustainable. ● Ground depletion of nutrients equals less healthy foods ● Increasing droughts throughout the US ● Water shortages across America ● Rising costs of fuel lead to higher food prices ● Increasing food shortages due to inclement weather ● Increasing recalls due to E. Coli and Salmonella ● Pesticides and chemicals harm the earth and your family ● Global warming brings with it unstable weather patterns
  4. 4. The Need for GreenWheel Gardens These are some dramatic examples from the news world around us. As drought widens, 50.3% of U. S. counties declared disaster areas More than half of the counties in the United States have been designated as disaster areas mainly because of the ongoing drought that has been ravaging the nation, officials announced Wednesday. Disaster designations were signed for 218 more counties in 12 states, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced... That brings this year's total to 1,584 counties in 32 states; more than 90% of those designations are due to drought conditions... (Los Angeles Times, August 1, 2012) Severe Drought Seen as Driving Cost of Food Up Scorching heat and the worst drought in nearly a half-century are threatening to send food prices up, spooking consumers and leading to worries about global food costs.... (New York Times, July 26, 2012) Global Warming is Affecting Weather Global warming is shifting precipitation patterns and also increasing evaporation rates. These trends will create persistently drier conditions in some places, including the American Southwest. At the same time, they will intensify the periodic droughts that affect other regions of the country. These longer and drier droughts will have major consequences for water supply, agriculture and wildlife.. . (National Wildlife Federation website)
  5. 5. CSSA Crop Adaptation to Climate Change Report “Climate change has far reaching implications for food security, health and safety, and approaches are required for adapting to new climates. Impacts of climate change are becoming evident and there is no indication that these will reverse in the foreseeable future. Action must be taken now to adapt in a timely manner and prevent unpredictable and undesirable outcomes. New crop varieties, cropping systems, and agricultural management strategies are needed to provide options to farmers to counterweight these changes... (Crop Science Society of America – CSSA is an international scientific society comprised of 6,000+ members with its headquarters in Madison, WI. The title of the report is Position Statement on Crop Adaptation to Climate Change July 8, 2011)
  6. 6. How is GreenWheel Gardens the answer? GreenWheel Gardens developed a balanced system that uses state of the art LED technology, advanced hydroponic gardening techniques, as well as time proven techniques for growing crops indoors. Our system is so advanced we can grow massive amounts of produce in one-half the time. Some of the advantages of growing produce locally on a hugely efficient commercial scale within densely populated areas is that we bring exceptional healthy, tasty, pesticide, chemical free produce into into the heart of a city environment without the transportation cost. Produce is local and hence fresher. GreenWheel Gardens is providing sustainable solutions, solutions that will make a difference for people seeking a healthy alternative to the food in which they typically have access now and with the smallest environmental footprint possible.
  7. 7. Closed Loop Cycle Efficiency
  8. 8. Reviewing the Numbers ● ● ● ● We choose to locate our grow wheel operations in inner city locations where rent is typically low and as close to our distribution points as possible. There is virtually no water waste with our grow wheels and we capture water when possible. Our state of the art lighting systems uses very little electricity. We can use solar to supplement our electrical demands and run off peak hours. One person can manage twenty five machines or more. Each machine makes a profit, therefore the more machines we have in operation the greater the profit. In a 40,000 square foot warehouse, we can fit 165 machines that can grow 600,000 to 750,000-plus pounds of high end produce per year. Our minimum price point for each crop we grow is $3.50 per pound. Therefore, in one warehouse we can grow between $2,100,000 to $2,625,000 worth of produce with minimal overhead. As a result, our financial projections predict that we will be highly profitable.
  9. 9. By law, we cannot promise any level of return on your investment. As such, these numbers reflect our best judgment and what we anticipate in terms of future earnings as a result GreenWheel Gardens operations. We base all of our projections on current market and experience but the fact is we don't have a crystal ball, that said, what we can say for a fact is that food prices are unlikely to go down, that water is a precious commodity, that we are running out of viable farm lands, and people are going hungry.
  10. 10. Reasons to Invest in GreenWheel Gardens ● Highly profitable ● Scalable ● Sustainable ● Environmentally sound We know change must happen and we are working to make that change happen in positive way. GreenWheel Gardens is determined to put food on people's tables and help create a healthier future for our children and for you. GreenWheel Gardens Urban Farms, LLC 2014 www.gwgfoods.com

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