Walk into Greens Do Good—a hydroponic, vertical farm in Hackensack, New Jersey—and you’ll see REED Next clients hard at work. Each individual has exposure to different tasks at the farm, including planting, seeding, watering, and assistance with harvesting, helping them gain valuable skills, confidence, and the opportunity to work alongside their peers.
Greens Do Good utilizes hydroponic vertical farming methods, which minimize the impact to the environment by using less water and energy than traditional farms. Plants are grown indoors on stacked trays, greatly improving yield per square foot. In place of soil, we use rock wool (spun volcanic rock) and grow stone (recycled glass) for our larger crops, and coco coir (ground coconut husks) to grow our microgreens. We never use pesticides or herbicides.
Greens Do Good is open year-round and currently growing basil, baby kale, baby arugula, butterhead lettuce, and over 20 varieties of microgreens. Our produce is hand-picked and packed at the height of freshness and sold to local restaurants, country clubs, supermarkets, food service providers, and through home delivery.
Visit greensdogood.com to learn more about our produce and how we’re supporting individuals with autism.