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Benefits of a Greenhouse Shipping Container

Posted on May 2, 2020 by Garrett Crocker

Do you live in an urban area and want to reap the benefits of growing your own vegetables and plants? Have you thought about the benefits of growing those veggies and plants in a greenhouse shipping container? It can be done!

Growing your own food or tending to some of your favorite plants can be a reality by creating your own greenhouse from a used shipping container. These containers are versatile and do not take up much space. They have become incredibly popular in recent years because they promote urban farming in areas that may not have space for traditional farming.

Here are some of the reasons why you should consider having a greenhouse shipping container on your property.

#1: They are a simple solution to promoting healthy eating.

All you need is a standard shipping container and a plan for what you want to grow. Shipping containers are affordable and easy to reconstruct to be what you want. Because they are made of steel, they are sturdy and will withstand various weather elements.

#2: They can be transported easily.

Vertical urban gardens are becoming more and more popular. Shipping containers can be converted into small hydroponic farms and transported to areas in the world that are in high need of fresh produce.

#3: The greenhouses have the potential to yield a lot of products.

Whether it’s leafy greens, fresh green beans, or another nourishing vegetable, one container can supply multiple households with fresh produce. In fact, one greenhouse can usually create the same amount as an acre of traditional farmland.

Greenhouse shipping containers give people of all backgrounds the ability to grow fresh, organic food, even in the midst of a crowded city.

Before you get started on the process of researching what you will need to do to repurpose the shipping container into a greenhouse, be sure you know what local rules apply to a project like this. Cities and counties have varying standards, rules, and permitting processes, so you will need to know what is required beforehand.

Eco-Friendly Shipping Containers

It’s important to keep in mind that building a greenhouse shipping container can do wonders for yourself or your family. Having a personal garden of fresh vegetables at the ready is one of many ways to create a simpler and more environmentally friendly household.

Of course, there are ways in which shipping containers themselves are already eco-friendly. How? Well, as mentioned above, they’re durable and they don’t take up much space.

And of course, shipping companies themselves, including titans such as Maersk, for example, have tasked themselves with becoming carbon neutral by 2050. If other companies follow suit, it can do a lot toward reducing carbon emissions.

Finally, the fact that shipping containers are continuing to be used for more than just shipping — homes, storage, greenhouses — that means fewer empty, unused containers wasting away in giant port parking lots.

Contact us today for information on picking out your shipping container and getting your greenhouse project started! Keep in mind that though we are based in California, we can get a shipping container to you no matter where you are in the United States.

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