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Crowdfunding for Social Good

Devin D. Thorpe

Devin Thorpe

Crowdfunding Climate Change Resistant Farms

Press Release – (Portage, IN) September, 14, 2016 — Green Sense Farms, the country’s largest network of commercial indoor vertical farms launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Start Engine to share their unique offering with their community.

The Campaign which launched last Thursday reached their goal in just one day, the campaign can be found here, https://www.startengine.com/startup/green-sense-farms-llc

Green Sense Farms grows produce indoors which drastically reduces land use by growing on multi-level platforms. Using sustainable farming practices, the Green Sense Farms growing method has minimal impact to the environment and can grow leafy green vegetable faster than field farms with less water and pesticide, herbicide and GMO free.

According to a 2015 report by the United Nations, the world’s population size in 2050 is expected to reach 9.7 billion. While those numbers are set to increase, so are rising surface temperatures and worsening droughts caused by severe weather patterns. Changes in climate are already reducing the amount of arable land and rising urban populations are depleting aquifers, creating a need for more sustainable farming solutions.

Founder and CEO of Green Sense Farms, Robert Colangelo, has already set the wheels in motion for this much needed solution. “We’re not subject to rain or drought. We precisely control the indoor environment, to create the perfect conditions for our plants to grow year-round, every single day.”

Another benefit of growing indoors in a climate-controlled environment is that you can harvest large quantities of leafy green produce each week. By locating these farms at or near produce distribution centers and on institutional campuses wherever large volume of meals are served daily, produce is fresher and the miles food travels from the farm to the table is reduced. This truly is the future of not just green farming, but a farming solution to meet growing populations and changing global weather patterns.

Colangelo now invites investors become a part of the Green Sense Farms community and family “Green Sense Farms has been the fortunate recipient of numerous stories about our exciting innovative indoor vertical farming technology. All this press has generated many inquiries from individuals asking how they can invest in our sustainable farm. We’re pleased to announce that the recently released crowdfunding regulations now allow for individuals to make direct equity investments in growth companies like ours. This is your chance to own a piece of Green Sense Farms. Just as Green Sense Farms has disrupted produce distribution and cut out the middleman, the new crowdfunding regulations have democratized the capital markets, allowing individuals the opportunity to take advantage of public offerings without the use of traditional stock brokers.”

The crowdfund will be hosted on StartEngine.com for an estimated duration of 60 days.

Green Sense Farms is located in Portage, Indiana—40 miles outside of Chicago and has created innovation partnerships with Philips, Hortimax, Rijk Zwaan, Desert Aire and Dramm. The company has also formed a business partnership with Infinite Herbs. Find more information on their website at greensensefarms.com.

ABOUT GREEN SENSE FARMS:

Green Sense Farms is the country’s largest commercial indoor vertical farm. The company provides nutritious and delicious produce that’s good for people and the planet. Because Green Sense Farms creates conditions that are always perfect for growing, they’re able to harvest year-round, using a fraction of the land, water, and fertilizer of traditional field farming. These sustainable farming practices make Green Sense Farms a local solution to a global challenge.

About Equity Crowdfunding: October 30, 2015 – The Securities and Exchange Commission adopted final rules to permit companies to offer and sell securities through crowdfunding. https://www.sec.gov/news/pressrelease/2015-249.html

May 16, 2016 – Title lll of the JOBS Act, otherwise known as Regulation Crowdfunding of REG CF, legalizes retail investment crowdfunding.

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