A Visit from Nelson and Pade

About a week ago, we had a visit from our aquaponics consultants, Rebecca Nelson and John Pade of Nelson and Pade, Inc.  They also brought along Craig Bach, their new VP of Finance.  If I haven’t said it before, I will say it again – Nelson and Pade are hydroponic and aquaponic industry experts.  They design and sell the industry’s most advanced, science-backed aquaponic systems on the market, and we have had a working relationship for over two years now.  We are excited to work with them on Greens & Gills Chicago and only hope to continue cultivating a professional and personal relationship with them as we scale our company in Chicago and replicate our model into other urban markets.

The Team was able to see our farm space at The Plant and go over our installation.  Seems as though we did a good job!  The only minor tweak we have to make it raising the pipe that exits Mineralization Tank #2 and dumps water into the Degassing Tank (so that is is level with the pvc pipe leaving the Bio-Reactor that dumps water into the Degassing Tank) – simple enough!  Their system looks fantastic in our space, and we are beyond excited to germinate our first series of seeds (to grow in our micro green system) and stock our Fish Nursery with Tilapia fingerlings.  Thanks for coming to see us, Team Nelson and Pade!

From L-R: John Pade, Rebecca Nelson, David Ellis (me), David Tobias

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