Aggressively Organic Making Public Debut

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Fishers-based indoor agriculture company Aggressively Organic is launching its product to the public. The company, which makes hydroponic, micro-chambers to grow produce indoors, says its first Micro Pods will arrive in August. The announcement comes on on the heels of what the company calls a successful private launch and winning the Food+City Challenge Prize competition at March's South by Southwest in Texas. Founder and Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Partlow says he believes the product can be a "real solution" to food insecurity.

The company began in Launch Fishers before moving to a 40,000 square-foot facility in the Hamilton County city. During a March interview with Inside INdiana Business Reporter Mary-Rachel Redman, Partlow said the facility allows the company to grow up to 6 million plants per year. He added that Aggressively Organic continues to seek outside partners "to set up a controlled-environment agriculture farm using our systems and methodologies elsewhere."

Partlow says the system will cost Beta 2 customers $139, and include nine growth pods, 27 refills will seeds of the customer's choice, nutrient solution and coconut coir pods for soil. In addition, he says the package will come with a light that can cover all nine pods in one square foot.

We first featured Aggressively Organic in our Life Sciences INdiana enewsletter, which you can read by clicking here. He told Special Projects Reporter Kylie Veleta that the startup sold about 10,000 units in its "Beta 1" round. He was one of the company's original customers, saying his family of five is growing so much that they "can't eat it quickly enough," calling it "to the point where it's absurd on the abundance."

During a January interview in our Life Sciences Indiana enewsletter, Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Partlow said the startup’s first round of sales included two people in central Indiana who are using thousands of Micro Growth Chambers.
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