A documentary about California’s only urban, vertical hydroponic farm
A documentary about California’s only urban, vertical hydroponic farm—how it operates, what it strives to do for the community and how it is influencing urban gardening.
We visit Alegría Fresh Farms at the Orange County Great Park and learn about sustainable urban farming with vertical, hydroponic, and organic techniques. Mobilized by a vision to re-purpose abandoned land and maximize crop production in limited, urban spaces, Alegria Fresh Managing Director, Erik Cutter, transforms a food desert into a "Garden of Eden," supplying LA and Orange Counties with fresh, sustainable, high-quality produce, right off the highway.
A model of energy independence, Alegría Fresh relies on fewer natural resources through its innovative use of vertical, hydroponic growing systems that operate on 70% less water. Continuing its mission to supply the community with the freshest, highest-quality organic fruits and vegetables, Alegría Fresh also gives back and empowers its community through educational and urban agricultural programs that provide opportunities for youth, veterans and the homeless.