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Franklin & Co. has been providing expertise in the research and development of State-of-the-Art Hydroponics Agriculture for northern climates in Alberta since 1984. This work has advanced upon the Hydroponics Scientific Research and Experimental Development pioneered in the 1960's by the late Mr. Bob Wessell, a former NASA Electronics Engineer.

Franklin & Co. provides consultation, d [Click for close-up] - Blueprint Rendering of a 1/2 Acre Miracle Farms™Training Facilityesign, engineering, technical back-up, and marketing services in all aspects of commercial hydroponics installations. Additionally, Franklin & Co. performs third party evaluation services of other hydroponics systems.

The Company develops Turn Key Packages for State-of-Art Miracle Farms Commercial Hydroponics Greenhouses - the most growing efficient, and energy efficient hydroponics greenhouses available. A Miracle Farms Greenhouse will provide the following advantages to your community:

1. A year-round employer of skilled, semi-skilled and un-skilled workers, with 95% of all work performed indoors.

2.The adapted use to small, land-based groups for agricultural use where conventional crops could not be grown in economical quantities, including urban agricultural settings inside city limits.

3. A clean industry with no polluting chemicals or destructive activities to the land or its people.

4. An industry that provides superb quality fresh produce not subject to the variations in the weather or season.

5. The opportunity to expand with the profits from your Operation.

What is NFT Hydroponics?

NFT [Nutrient Film Technique] Hydroponics is a method of growing plants indoors in a nutrient-rich water solution totally free from any media-based growing medium such as soil, peat moss, coir, or pearlite. A “film” of nutrient-enriched water flows down a slopped (1:50) gro-tube, pipe, or channel. This allows selected crops to be grown at a much faster rate and with exceptionally better quality than could be done indoors in peat/coir bags, pearlite, or outdoors in soil. It is difficult and expensive to maintain Perfect Nutrient Growth Variables in any media-based growing medium or in soil because:[Click for Close-up] - Conventional Coir Pots System

1. Evaporation will result in salt build-ups on the surface of the peat or coir causing nutrient toxicity or deficiency causing poorer quality plants and harvests. Excessive humidity causes mildew and mold to grow all over the greenhouse.

2. Algae, fungus, bacteria, virus, and pests are difficult and next toWilly the Worm Loves Nesting in Peat/Coir Bags impossible to control, because they breed in the open peat/coir bags.

3. Removing and disposal of spent, decomposed medium between crops is messy, heavy, time consuming, and expensive. Rockwool is difficult to recycle or dispose of.

4. Cleaning and handling long ridged extruded white plastic gro channels is difficult and time consuming. Their circular plant holes allow sunlight into the roots and nutrient solutions causing algae contamination that ruins nutrient formulations. Plant roots do not like exposure to light - they like total darkness.

With our Optimum NFT Hydroponics Techniques and Optimum Nutrient Formulas the roots of our plant’s root-zones are totally enclosed in an inexpensive, easy to handle, recyclable, NFT PolyTube; and are continually bathed, exclusively, in our oxygen-rich, pure, water-based Optimum NFT Formula - without the the high cost of lugging around, monitoring, and maintaining peat, coir or soil. It is made of durable food-grade polyethylene that is white on the outside (reflects light) and deep black  on the inside (absorbs light) and is easily stapled shut abound the seedling’s stems - thus sealing the root-one into total darkness and stopping evaporation - the perfect root-zone feeding system for vine-ripened crops.

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Feasibility Studies and Evaluations:

Franklin & Co. will arrange with your Group to formulate a Development Program relative to the many factors and conditions that are unique to your Goals. This may start with a series of Feasibility Studies and/or Evaluations into the potential for a successful Commercial Hydroponics Greenhouse Complex at your location.

Necessary Requirements:

The main requirements for a Commercial Hydroponics Greenhouse Complex are:

1. Land (south facing), and access roads.

2. Clean, abundant, water supply (well, river, or lake water).

3. Access to an electric power and/or natural gas grid.

Phase 1: Preliminary Consultation and Feasibility Studies:

1. Location and site evaluation.

2. Water supply quality analysis.

3. Power/energy supply requirements.

4. Personnel and training programs needed.

5. Size of operation and capitalization parameters.

6. Marketing studies.

7. Other factors.

A Preliminary Report may be published that will show the over-all viability of a Commercial Hydroponics Greenhouse Complex for the Client's site.

During this period of Consultations, the Client is strongly advised to make an in-dept consideration of the social and economic impact of their Project to its community. Receiving local approval and/or support for the Project may be important.

Phase 2 : The Development Program:

With the event of favourable Feasibility Studies, Franklin & Co. may assist the Client with the production of a detailed Development Program (Business Plan). A viable Business Plan is crucial for a successful Commercial Hydroponics Operation. This Phase may take from 1 to 3 months or, perhaps, even longer.

Franklin & Co. can recommend many of the most advanced [Click for Close-up]Global Greenhouse Manufacturers, Greenhouse Complex Construction Contractors, and Greenhouse Components and Materials Suppliers available - professionals who offer the most competitive prices anywhere. The Company's Expertise regularly saves their Clients substantial time and money.

Phase 3 : Construction and Implementation:

This is the preparation, construction, and training phase of the project which results in the Start-up of the Complex and its General Business Operations, and includes:

1. Licensing and Contractual Documents between the Client and the Company.

2. Detailed Blueprints and Specifications and Local and Regional Government Approvals and Permits.

3. Construction of Complex using Standards set by the Site's applicable local Building Codes.

4. Training of the Core Personnel :

A. Management operations

B. Technical training

C. Systems operations

5. Start-up and General Operations of the Complex:

A. Planting, transplanting, growing and harvesting

B. Merchandising and marketing

C. Plant sciences

D. Maintenance


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Last Update:  October 30, 2019

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