The Growcer

'If you can’t show it, nobody’s going to buy it.'
Produce grown inside the shipping container will be sold directly to the school's food supplier – allowing students to eat food grown by one of the University of Ottawa’s own startups.
The Growcer has sold seven of its mobile containers to customers in the Arctic at an average price of just over $200,000, allowing them to grow produce year-round rather than relying on expensive…
The Growcer’s hydroponics design uses automated LED lights and water systems to farm vegetation in harsh environments.
When students Alida Burke and Corey Ellis were on a visit to Nunavut two years ago to research ideas for social entrepreneurship in northern communities, one thing stood o