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An Urban Cultivator in Phoenix

Submitted by on May 4, 2014 – 8:09 amNo Comment

urban-cultivatorLike fresh? The Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel, 340 North Third Street, Phoenix, has Arizona’s first commercial-use Urban Cultivator™ to grow, sprout and harvest a wide selection of fresh micro greens and herbs.

The decision to install a six-and-a-half-foot tall commercial-use Urban Cultivator was not just to provide hotel and restaurant guests with the freshest ingredients, but also to align with the company’s sustainable commitment to consume less and care more for the planet.

The Urban Cultivator is a fully-automated indoor growing appliance that resembles a refrigerator with double glass doors and a series of growing shelves, lighting and water spouts. It is climate controlled and uses a method similar to hydroponics to grow herbs and micro greens.

“With much success from our rooftop herb garden that currently yields everything from organic French lavender to thyme to chocolate mint, we decided to install the Urban Cultivator to supplement what the garden might not be able to produce,” said Mike Ehmann, General Manager of the hotel.

Some of the greens: arugula, basil, dill, endive, lettuces and radishes.

UPDATED 21 September 2018: the website for the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown is now https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/phxgp-sheraton-grand-phoenix/

(Photo courtesy of Urban Cultivator)

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