ALEGRIA SOXX FARMS
GardenSoxx is part of a paradigm shift in urban agriculture.
Named as a Farm of the Future, Alegría Farms has gained national media attention by incorporating high-efficiency hydroponics, vertical farming & irrigation systems and nutrient-dense, organic Filtrexx® GardenSoxx® technology. Alegría Farms, owned by Alegría Fresh, is a high-performance urban farm company created in 2009 and located at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, CA. Alegría Farms is part of a 1.4 acre solar-powered demonstration center, a project jointly developed by Alegría Fresh and Orange County Produce, LLC.
In a collaborative project, Filtrexx®, Alegría Fresh and Orange County Produce LLC built a Soxx Farm consisting of 3 rows of 5 Soxx each, for a total of 7,200 linear feet of growing space within an 8,500 sq. ft. area (approx. 1/5 acre). Production yields nearly double that of conventional farming. Water usage is 70% less and other cost savings such as being weed-free increase the ROI of this new micro farm. Thirteen different specialty crops including four cultivators of beets, onions, red and green romaine, radicchio, red and green cabbage and kale are being grown to demonstrate the versatility of the system and prove that urban microfarms can be profitable with no subsidies required. Alegría Farms can be employed in densely populated urban environments bringing access to superior food closer to where people live and work.
Filtrexx GardenSoxx technology offers an innovative gardening system that combines a patented mesh technology with high-quality growing media. The mesh provides optimum drainage, aeration, and temperature to grow a healthier root system, and a more productive garden. Excess water can drain through the mesh while essential oxygen flows in. The additional air flow also helps to cool the root zone in hot weather, improving growth.
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ALEGRÍA SOXX FARMS VIDEOS
ALEGRÍA SOXX FARM
Watch an interesting overview of Alegría Soxx Farm and its innovative organic food production in urban environment.
ALEGRÍA FARMS SHORT DOCUMENTARY
Watch "The Future has an Ancient Heart", an Alegría Farms short documentary film.
FARMS OF THE FUTURE - CBS 2 NEWS
Watch the "Farms of the Future" story featured on CBS 2 News channel about Alegría Farms hydroponic and Soxx farms.
ALEGRÍA FARMS IN-DEPTH LOOK
Alegría Farms offer an extended look into their efforts to take urban farming to a whole new level, Soxx Technology included.