Ecobain Gardens is an urban, Vertical hydroponic farm operating within Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
We began operations in 2013, specializing in micro green productions. We completed a large expansion near the end of last year and have expanded our operations to include production of leafy greens and herbs under the latest in L.E.D lighting.
Ecobain Gardens has always striven to be a leader in the new and ever-expanding field of urban agriculture. We aim to continue to grow our operations throughout Western Canada and will continue to challenge the conventions of traditional farming.
Scope of the Project:
We aim to optimize growing conditions in an indoor environment in Saskatchewan through all seasons of the year. We will be regulating inputs to maximize growth performance, time and space. We aim to minimize waste due to transport. We also hope to carry this knowledge forward to our future locations, maximizing growth in minimal space.
We also hope to develop strategies and designs to grow other produce indoors in cold weather climates to allow for more local and year-round produce security.
Responsible for reporting to NRC-IRAP Working knowledge of hydroponic growing in an indoor facility Experience in conducting horticulture research an asset
Optimization of growing conditions of mint and basil
Optimization of transportation conditions of new products
Create evaluation framework methodology for future new product development
Urban Farm in Saskatoon, SK. Valid driver’s licence strongly encouraged. Working in strict food safe environt. Collaboration with Ecobain Gardens Management Team
The growing conditions of two herbs such as basil and mint, will be optimized by examining variables, such as water quality, fertilization levels, seed germination rates, plant pathology, CO2 and airflow levels and power consumption. Transportation methods will be evaluated through monitoring temperature variations and visible change of products at critical transportation locations, such as the Ecobain facility and at least one distributor warehousing facility.
An evaluation methodology will be developed which will facilitate screening of new product opportunities. Variables in the evaluation framework may include equipment design, environmental conditions, and compatibility with harvesting, packaging and transportation protocols.
Interested applicants please email or fax your resume via contact information listed below: