GreenGro Make’s Forbe’s Top 8 List of MM Sector Companies

6. Greengro Technologies (+225%) — In March, retailer Greengro of Anaheim, Calif., raised $875,000 in a private placement. The company acquired retailer Vertical Hydrogarden and reopened the store in March, as the first in a planned franchise chain. Greengro is also doing a multi-stage purchase of a construction company, for future expansion. As in most product industries, the retail side is huge — this is the biggest sector in Veridian’s marijuana-stock index.

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GreenGro Signs Deal With Gala Global Inc To Use It’s All New Modular Grow Rooms

LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwired – Nov 6, 2014) – Gala Global, Inc. (OTCQB: GLAG) today announced expansion plans for business opportunities related to Hemp and Cannabis. The Hemp and Cannabis plant provide applications for new products and service offering from Gala Global. The new focus and direction for GALA is to stay in line with natural and eco-friendly products but allow such products to be used for multiple applications.

Cannabis Ventures, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Gala Global based in Canada currently has an application in review with Health Canada for the Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) license. Cannabis Ventures, Inc. plans to operate a cultivation facility servicing Health Canada patients upon receiving approval. The cultivation facility would use the Greengro Technologies Inc (PINKSHEETS: GRNH) all new modular grow rooms.http://greengrotech.com/gro-rooms/

Gala Global will immediately introduce Hemp based textile to its existing product line. The added Hemp based clothing product in its current distribution of all-natural everyday custom tailored women’s clothing products from England has multiple benefits. Hemp textile can repels up to 95% of UV rays. Hemp is more water absorbent which can be applied for active wear. This is a natural transition to bring focus to our core interest in working with Hemp and Cannabis plant.

Gala Global Inc. is also working on developing its own line of natural lotions and oils based on Cannabidiol (CBD) derived from the Hemp and Cannabis plant. CBD lotions and oil is a natural based healthy alternative for an overall daily application. The initial CBD derived products planned will be extracted from industrial hemp with no traces of THC. Gala is currently in discussions to add additional services and product offerings. The expansion plans will focus on the development, research, and commercialization of products derived initially from the Hemp plant.

“We are enthusiastic on the new direct and value add to our shareholders on the vast opportunity in the Hemp and Cannabis sector. Gala management is confident that we can create new collaborations and business opportunities and we believe that Gala can contribute greatly to the expansion and development of future products,” said George Lefevre, CEO of Gala Global.

Mr. Lefevre further added, “It’s very important for us to reach a common goal to provide and create top quality products related to Hemp and Cannabis. Hemp and Cannabis also allows us to explore other opportunities outside the current product offering. The additional Hemp and Cannabis products Gala plans to offer are related to Hemp and Cannabis CBD oils (cannabidiol). We are currently seeking acquisition candidates in this area of interest in the nutraceutical and pharmaceutical industries. We plan to launch a powerful solution for our shareholders interest.”

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Greengro Technologies Provides Progress Update for BP Gardens Lincoln and Buena Park

ANAHEIM, CA–(Marketwired – Oct 1, 2014) – Greengro Technologies (PINKSHEETS: GRNH) announces today that it has provided an update for progress made on both BP Gardens Projects. The overall scope of the project encompasses two disparate locations and growing methods. BP Gardens Buena Park features a 30,000 seat full hydroponic grow system while BP Gardens Lincoln employs a zero waste, 80% water saving aquaponics solution. With California facing one of the worst droughts in history, these systems will help change the way we grow, modernizing its processes to become more sustainable for the future .

Buena Park has completed the construction of its full hydroponics system and is now in the beginning phase of planting its first crops. Ideally suited for leafy greens, the full hydroponic grow system will provide crops to current customers and partners including local restaurants, retail groceries and cooperatives.

BP Gardens Lincoln, located in Northern California, is now in the process of installing floating raceways and introducing fish in preparation for its first crops. This location will focus on the growth of leafy greens and Sacramento Perch for its local customers.

With the initial infrastructure now in place, both locations will be proving the concept of advanced agriculture systems for commercial growth. Once they have gone into first harvest both projects will double, triple, even quadruple in capacity as more commercial clients come on line.

“Significant investments of time and resources have been made to initiate inaugural growth cycles and we are pleased with the commercial response to our efforts. Both projects are coming in on time and on budget and we look forward proving the model and expanding our revenues as we move forward with both locations,” states James Haas, CEO Greengro Technologies.

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Greengro Tech Signs multi-phased acquisition agreement with Major HVAC/Construction Company Tricor Mechanical

Greengro Technologies Signs multi-phased acquisition agreement with Major HVAC/Construction Company Tricor Mechanical

ANAHEIM, CA–(Marketwired – August 11, 2014) – Greengro Technologies (PINKSHEETS: GRNH) announced today that it has entered an multi-phased partnership and acquisition agreement with Tricor Mechanical Inc., a Southern California based construction company and provider of HVAC systems to commercial, industrial, municipal, and emerging market customers. The agreement provides for Greengro to own 51% of Tricor by the end of 2014, and the remaining 49% within 2 years.

According to James Haas, “This is a great opportunity for both our companies. Tricor has years of experience in the construction industry and was looking for a company like Greengro to expand into new emerging markets. As Greengro’s turnkey systems business for green agriculture and legal cannabis expands, especially at the state and federal level, having the reputation, and construction capabilities that Tricor offers will make us the obvious vendor choice, resulting in continued revenue growth in this explosive market.”

Arnie Robles, CEO of Tricor stated, “Tricor’s project load from federal and state government
funded opportunities are beginning to make up a large proportion of our backlog. To address these opportunities, both large and small, Tricor has begun to aggressively pursue alignment/JV partners to accentuate current capabilities and to copiously learn new fundamentals to increase the likelihood of successful projects while maintaining and forging new alliances. A great example would include the new $29,559,000.00 project at the Los Angeles Federal Courthouse where Tricor teamed up with one of California’s largest mechanical contractors to satisfy the complex requirements. The often challenging nature and specific requirements of such projects has enabled Tricor Mechanical to build a strong reputation for managing complex works while being very flexible to align with. We believe Greengro Technologies is at the forefront of the emerging green agriculture and legal cannabis business which represents a huge demand for complex construction and HVAC systems. We believe aligning our resources with Greengro will give us a powerful position in this market, added Arnie Robles”.

The announcement comes within weeks of the Greengro’s planned expansion into Colorado, and the introduction of the company’s new line of advanced greenhouses which have sparked multi-state demand.  Haas added, “ The Tricor news is already yielding active quotations for sales of Greengro’s proprietary modular rooms, and commercial size warehouse facilities throughout Colorado, Arizona, Washington and other states where government and private enterprise are specifying out large scale operations to be built in the coming year. We are confident that the combination of Greengro Technologies and Tricor Mechanical will be strategic to our long term revenue growth.”

About Greengro Technologies
Greengro Technologies (PINKSHEETS: GRNH) is a world class provider of eco-friendly green technologies with specific domain expertise in indoor and outdoor agricultural science systems serving both the consumer and commercial farming markets. It brings together community and commerce through the growth and distribution of healthy, nutritious foods and vital medicines backed by science and technology. Customers include restaurants, community gardens, small and large scale commercial clients. Greengro Technologies also provides design, construction and maintenance services to large grow and cultivation operations and collectives in the medical and recreational marijuana sectors.

www.greengrotech.com
www.verticalhydrogarden.com
www.tricormechanical.net

Disclaimer: The Company relies upon the Safe Harbor Laws of 1933, 1934 and 1995 for all public news releases. Statements, which are not historical facts, are forward-looking statements. The company, through its management, makes forward-looking public statements concerning its expected future operations, performance and other developments. Such forward-looking statements are necessarily estimates reflecting the company’s best judgment based upon current information and involve a number of risks and uncertainties, and there can be no assurance that other factors will not affect the accuracy of such forward-looking statements. It is impossible to identify all such factors. Factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from those estimated by the company include, but are not limited to, government regulation; managing and maintaining growth; the effect of adverse publicity; litigation; competition; and other factors which may be identified from time to time in the company’s public announcements.

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Greengro Technologies, Inc.
James Haas
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Vegan Faire July 26 2014

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Progress Update on Vertical Hydrogarden, Inc.

Vertical Hydrogarden

Vertical Hydrogarden – New Launch Date Set for Grand Opening of Anaheim Location

Tuesday, May 27, 2014, (OTC: GRNH) Anaheim California: After spending months putting the right mix of people, processes and products in place, Greengro Technologies announces today a progress update on the Anaheim Location of Vertical Hydrogarden following a successful soft launch in late March, where month over month revenues have realized an increase of 367% taking the two stores over $140,000 in April.

The company announced the acquisition in Q1 of 2014 and since has focused on key strategic management hires that would propel sales of not only the Anaheim Location but the Roseville location as well. Economies of scale have since been realized with the negotiation of new manufacturing and distribution agreements from preferred partners; optimized order processing and inventory fulfillment contracts; and optimized store redesigns that increase margins and profitability of each location.

In an effort to build the brand of Vertical Hydrogarden and to enhance the customer purchasing experience, and new redesign of the Vertical Hydrogarden website will launch May 27th. This revamped website places a focus on enhanced functionality and premium content. Customers will be able to peruse and purchase from a wide variety of products that will assist all growers, large and small, choose from the latest selection of grow systems, nutrients and ancillary accessories that yield maximum crops.

A hard grand opening date has now been set for the weekend of June 28th and will feature the company’s proprietary modular grow systems and connected technologies. The event will be promoted to local growers across the region through a series of outreach activities and public relations events.

“We are excited to be at this stage of growth for the retail arms of our company. We recognize the importance of obtaining and aligning our resources for further growth and we are as prepared as we could be as we head into this next phase. The revenue growth already realized is an early indication of what we expect in the future,” states James Haas, CEO, and Greengro Technologies.

To keep up with the activities of Greengro visit the corporate website at www.greengrotech.com. The newly designed Vertical Hydrogarden website can be found at www.verticalhydrogarden.com.com.


ABOUT GREENGRO TECHNOLOGIES

Greengro Technologies (OTC: GRNH) is a world class provider of eco-friendly green technologies with specific domain expertise in indoor and outdoor agricultural science systems serving both the consumer and commercial farming markets. It brings together community and commerce through the growth and distribution of healthy, nutritious foods and vital medicines backed by science and technology. Customers include restaurants, community gardens, and small and large scale commercial clients. GreenGro Technologies also provides design, construction and maintenance services to large grow and cultivation operations and collectives in the medical and recreational marijuana sectors.

Greengro Technologies website
Vertical Hydrogarden website

Disclaimer: The Company relies upon the Safe Harbor Laws of 1933, 1934 and 1995 for all public news releases. Statements, which are not historical facts, are forward-looking statements. The company, through its management, makes forward-looking public statements concerning its expected future operations, performance and other developments. Such forward-looking statements are necessarily estimates reflecting the company’s best judgment based upon current information and involve a number of risks and uncertainties, and there can be no assurance that other factors will not affect the accuracy of such forward-looking statements. It is impossible to identify all such factors. Factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from those estimated by the company include, but are not limited to, government regulation; managing and maintaining growth; the effect of adverse publicity; litigation; competition; and other factors which may be identified from time to time in the company’s public announcements.

Greengro Technologies, Inc.
James Haas
CEO
714-441-1408 | Office
714-441-1409 | Fax
Email: info@greengrotech.com

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GRNH Invests In Cannabis Ventures

GRNH Invests In Cannabis Ventures

GRNH Invests In Cannabis Ventures

GreenGro Technologies, Inc. (OTCMKTS:GRNH) today announced to have made investments in Cannabis Ventures, Inc. which will help the company in its application process with Health Canada. GreenGro also plans to extend its expertise in agriculture science systems to facilitate Cannabis Ventures for the approval process in Canada while helping it with the initial interior designs and consulting for the medical marijuana plant growth systems.
Both, Cannabis Venture, Inc. and GreenGro Technologies, Inc. (OTCMKTS:GRNH) have agreed to explore further business opportunities in Canadian markets for GreenGro’s Modular Gro systems. Moreover, under the Health Canada guideline, they also plan to introduce GreenGro’s new Modular Gro systems for medicinal marijuana interior growth rooms.
Chief Executive Officer of GreenGro Technologies, Inc. (OTCMKTS:GRNH), James Haas expressed that Canada is aggressively pursuing growth opportunities in the Medical Marijuana industry and GreenGro’s involvement in Canada will open up way for its products and technology in the high demand Canadian market. The CEO also expressed that GreenGro already has number of turnkey products which could certainly benefit the organization who have already obtained MMPR license to pursue medical marijuana cultivation and commercialization.

• Greengro Technologies (GRNH) invests in Cannabis Ventures to support its application with Health Canada. It will also extend its expertise in indoor/outdoor agricultural science systems for the medical pot growth operations. CEO James Haas says, “We have several turn-key products that will immediately benefit the groups that have received their MMPR license.
• The two companies will explore further business opportunities regarding Greengro’s Modular Gro systems for the Canadian market. The Modular Gro systems will also be introduced for interior gro rooms under Canadian guidelines.
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Vertical Hydrogarden and Johnny Fratto!

Vertical Hydrogarden had the pleasure of building a rooftop garden for Johnny Fratto this morning. As always we had fun. Building the tomato gro system went fantastic as you can see. Very soon the Fratto family will be enjoying fresh organic tomatoes from their very own rooftop garden.


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12 Ways Aquaponics differ from Hydroponics (Aquaponics Vs Hydroponics)

Aquaponics Vs Hydroponics

On April 1st I gave a presentation at the Progressive Gardening Trade Association annual conference titled ‘Secrets to Selling Aquaponic’. The audience was primarily owners and managers of hydroponic stores.
When I was preparing and starting to think about the notion of ‘selling’ aquaponic, the first thoughts in my business school-trained brain were about target markets. How is the typical buyer of home aquaponics different than the typical market for these hydroponic businesses?
That thought, however, was immediately crowded out by a second, more basic thought. In order to sell aquaponic to a hydroponics customer, you really need to understand how aquaponic differs from hydroponics – which leads me to the point of this article. How does aquaponic differ from hydroponics? Let me count the ways:
Aquaponic vs Hydroponics
1. Startup speed – This is perhaps the biggest downside to aquaponic from a hydroponics perspective. In hydroponics you just add commercially formulated nutrients to your nutrient reservoir and you are off to the races. With aquaponic it takes about a month to start your system by developing a colony of nitrifying bacteria through a process called ‘cycling’. The ammonia from the fish waste will not be converted into the nitrates that the plants are seeking until this process is complete.
2. Relationship with bacteria – Hydroponic systems tend to be fairly sterile. I’ve visited hydroponic Groing facilities where I had to wear coveralls and a hairnet to enter. Not so with aquaponics. Bacteria are revered by aquaponic gardeners because, as described above, they are the engine that drives our systems.
3. Flood and Drain cycle – Hydroponic Gro-ers using flood and drain techniques generally only fertilize their plants once every four to six hours. Academic studies and vast, collective experience have shown that this optimizes the water and fertilizer the plants need. When you move to an aquaponics system, however, the ideal schedule changes to flooding for 15 minutes every 45 minutes. The reason is that the Gro bed now has taken on the additional role of being the filter for the fish waste. If you only ran the fish water through the filter every four to six hours, fish waste would build to dangerous levels.
4. Gro bed depth – Hydroponic Groers tend to use standard 6″ deep flood tables and put pots or cubes with plants in them in
Aquaponics Gro Bed
AquaBundance Aquaponics Gro Bed
the flood trays. Again, because an aquaponics Gro bed is serving a dual role of both home for the plants and bio-filter for the fish waste, both need to be considered and optimized. Most media based aquaponic gardeners use 12″ deep Gro beds filled with an inert media. Over the years, side by side trials have shown that this depth of Gro bed develops the kind of robust bacteria colony needed to not only filter the liquid waste, but also to provide an excellent home for composting red worms and the heterotrophic bacteria needed to break down the solid waste from the fish.
 
5. Nutrients ( supplementation) – Hydroponic gardeners live and die by their nutrients, and the supplements to those nutrients. Not so with aquaponic gardeners. The goal of an aquaponic garden is to achieve a state of balance within its ecosystem. Everything that goes into the system must work towards this end goal, and not harm any other element of the system. Anything added to the system to boost plant Groth could, and probably will, harm the fish and possibly the bacteria colony and the compost worms. There are a few exceptions to this, including the use of liquid seaweed, small amounts of chelated iron, and a few minerals to adjust pH. But beyond those, aquaponic gardeners will think long and hard before adding anything to their systems except of course, fish feed.
6. Nutrients (dumping) – Hydroponic nutrients must be dumped and replaced on a regular basis to address nutrient imbalances that arise over time. This concept mystifies an aquaponic gardener. We only top up the fish tank with water and never dump and replace it unless there is a severe, unexpected problem. “Why on earth would you get rid of all that beautiful fish waste?”, the aquaponic gardener would query. The notion of nutrient imbalance is as foreign to an aquaponic gardener as it is to an organic soil gardener. Just as with healthy soil, a healthy aquaponics system just keeps getting better and better the longer it operates.
7. Plant disease – When I oversaw the plant Gro lab at AeroGro, we were constantly worried about disease. We sterilized anything that ever came into contact with the plants, their roots or the nutrient solution. The disease we feared the most was a fungus called pythium, or ‘root rot’, which is widely considered the scourge of hydroponics. Fortunately, pythium is almost non-existent in aquaponics. Researchers in Australia are currently studying why this is so, but my money is on all the bacteria and other living organisms in an aquaponics system. Logically they would help boost immunity; just as bacteria helps boost our own body’s immunity. Hydroponics is more of a ‘boy in the bubble’ by comparison. In addition, the very high oxygen levels in an aquaponics system and the activity of the composting worms to clean up dead plant matter probably both help mitigate disease outbreaks.
temperature
8. Temperature – An important part of an effective program to prevent pythium outbreaks in hydroponics is to make sure that the nutrient solution doesn’t get above 70 degrees F. Warm water is a perfect breeding ground for fungus, so keeping the water temperature below optimal breeding conditions for pythium makes sense. In aquaponics, however, the primary drivers of temperature are the requirements of the fish. The most widely used fish in North American aquaponics, after goldfish, are tilapia, and tilapia does best in water that is between 82 degrees and 86 degrees. The bacterium that drives the system is also happiest in that temperature range. Fortunately, because pythium is so rare in aquaponics this isn’t an issue. The plants don’t seem to mind either, as a 2005 report by Dr. Nick Savidov at the Crop Diversification Center in Alberta, Canada showed, aquaponics is every bit as effective at Groing plants as hydroponics.
9. pH – Optimal pH in a hydroponics system is 5.5 to 6.0. In aquaponics, pH is another factor that is compromised between the plants, fish and bacteria. Optimal pH is 6.8 – 7.0, which is again more closely related to what an organic soil gardener would target.
10. EC – Along with pH and water temperature, EC is the other measure that is closely tracked in hydroponics. EC, or Electrical Conductivity, is a measurement of the salts in the nutrient reservoir, which tells the hydroponic gardener how concentrated the nutrient solution is. This works because hydroponic nutrients are generally delivered in mineral salt form. Aquaponic plants, on the other hand, are fed by the organic waste from the fish, which has very little salts. EC is therefore not a useful measurement for the concentration of nutrients in an aquaponics system. Aquaponics requires confidence in Mother Nature, rather than a managed system requiring intense control. Once a system has been constructed using a set of generally accepted ‘Rules of Thumb‘ and has been fully cycled (ammonia and nitrite levels have dropped to zero), the only measures an aquaponic gardener monitors are temperature, pH, and nitrates. If nitrates are low (close to zero), more fish should be added to the system. If nitrates are high (above 50) more Gro beds and/or plants should be added. It’s as simple as that.
11. Insect control – You’ve probably guessed by now that because aquaponics is an organic system that uses fish, special care needs to be taken with regard to insect control. Even commonly used organic sprays such as insecticidal soap or neem oil could be harmful if over-sprayed into the fish tank. On the plus side, however, you can engage your fish in your insect control efforts. If I have an insect problem on a small plant, such as young peppers or salad greens, I’ll remove them from the Gro bed and let them soak in the fish tank for up to an hour. The bugs eventually loosen their grip on the plant and become fish food. And if you are lucky, the fish may even accelerate the process by nibbling the bugs directly off your plants. I also know of people who have even hung Bug Zappers over their fish tank as an additional form of feed for their fish.
12. Eco-system!! – Hydroponics is a system for Groing plants under highly optimized conditions. Aquaponics creates a complete eco-system in which various living creatures all interact to create a symbiotic whole. We use worms, liquid seaweed and beneficial insects as ‘team members’, each with jobs to perform rather than trying to isolate the plants and nutrients into single, definable, segregated components. Aquaponics is, above all else, an ecosystem where plants, fish, bacteria, and worms all live together in a beautifully balanced symbiotic relationship.

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(GRNH) Investor Shareholder Announcements

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Greengro Technologies – MM NEWS

$875,000 raise for a total of 5,250,000 144 restricted shares

Vertical Hydrogarden, Inc. Roseville, CA  finalizing 100% Acquisition – April 1st, 2014
Opening a 2nd Location in Anaheim – April 1st, 2014
Bringing in steady revenues for (GRNH) and its shareholders start of 2nd quarter.
Arizona is signed for an estimated 400k sale waiting for the owner to finish the tenant improvements so the customer can take delivery of the property. Then we can begin! Gro Modular Gro!!

BPGardens
Buena Park location is on hold because of Southern California Edison
needs to approve project to proceed Meeting set on March 26th
Lincoln hills is waiting on or around April 1st to get 1st greenhouse and get
it installed to start aquaponics project expect revenues coming 3Q

Getgreensticks has launched its herbal line and plans to acquire its CBD line as well.

to the market around April 1st, 2014… plus license agreement for licensed dispensaries
thru the U.S. and Canada expected revenues 2nd quarter.

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