Date grant awarded: 09/29/2017

THT GREEN is a startup based in Middletown, New York, which was founded on the idea that communities need more dynamic businesses invested in the people they serve. The founders–Trenton Joachim, Peter Smith, Eric Bryant, Ramon Gillian, and Callan Wallace–decided the best way to accomplish their goal was to invest in local food production.

CERES, is a planned full-scale indoor aeroponic grow facility that will have the capacity to provide organically-grown and pesticide-free fruits and vegetables year round to the Hudson Valley. THT GREEN is currently working with the local Industrial Development Agency in Newburgh, New York to find a path toward investment in the project and hopes to turn one of the town’s numerous abandoned warehouses into Orange County’s first aeroponic grow facility.