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2011: Sowing the seed

After several years working reactively in the healthcare devices industry, GoodLeaf Founder Gregg Curwin went searching for a way to proactively impact the health of Canadians. 

Gregg was inspired by the work already underway on indoor-hydroponic farming in Japan, and quickly set about bringing the idea to Canada to deliver fresh, nutritious produce to Canadians year-round.

 

Sprouting - RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

For several years, the GoodLeaf team conducted small trials designed to determine the optimum conditions for plant growth, plant varieties best suited to indoor growing, and the commercial viability of indoor-vertical farming.

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laying down roots - PILOT R&D FACILITY

In 2015, GoodLeaf constructed its first large-scale pilot facility in a renovated building in Bible Hill, Nova Scotia. This facility was designed to test GoodLeaf's initial learnings on a larger, commercial scale while also providing the opportunity to continue research and development of new varieties and processes.

 

growing up // breaking ground - full-scale COMMERCIAL FACILITY

In 2017, design and development commenced on GoodLeaf's first large-scale, fully commercialized vertical farm. This facility would be built from the ground-up, and incorporate the several years of learnings from GoodLeaf's Pilot R&D Facility.

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growing leaves - GUELPH FARM LAUNCH

In May 2019, after close to a year of construction and commissioning, GoodLeaf's first full-scale commercial farm opened in Guelph, Ontario supplying microgreens and baby greens to Ontarians.

 

fin

Our team has worked hard over the years to perfect the process of indoor-vertical growing. We’re beyond exciting to finally share our delicious, nutrient-dense greens with millions of Canadians.