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TECHNOLOGY
CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT
 Plants in Revol Greens' greenhouses are grown in a system using hydroponic and traditional soil growing methods. Photos: Revol Greens
Going big on CEA
CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT PRODUCT OFFERS
MANY SOLUTIONS FOR REVOL GREENS
By Doug Ohlemeier
Contributing Editor
SPORT ING A NAME evok i ng
revolutionary change, Revol Greens is
growing organic and conventional lettuce
and leafy greens via environmentally
friendly hydroponic methods.
Through new growing methods inside
regional greenhouses that allow shorter
delivery distances,
the Owatonna,
Minnesota-based Revol hopes to change
leafy greens and the broader fresh
food sector.
" As we see continued challenges to
outdoor production, whether growers
are able to grow in certain regions due
to lack of resources, lack of labor or a
shortage of truck drivers, it becomes even
more critical as an industry to have more
regionalized production, " said Brendon
Krieg, co-founder and sales manager.
" With the growing population, people are
eating healthier. We need to find a way to
grow more product with fewer resources.
Controlled environment agriculture (CEA)
will become a factor in many categories. "
Employing sustainable growing methods
to grow lettuce with minimal soil, Revol
touts itself as the largest U.S. indoor
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 Revol Greens grows in greenhouses throughout the U.S., including in the high desert of California's
Tehachapi Mountains.
producer of lettuce and leafy greens.
Growing in some soil, the company uses
a hybrid approach that marries the best of
hydroponic and traditional soil growing.
Geographic spread
Revol grows a variety of conventional
and organic baby leaf lettuce and greens
and salad mixes in greenhouses in
southern Minnesota, northern Georgia
and Southern California and is building
one in central Texas. Revol's lineup
includes baby spinach and baby arugula,
living butter leaf and living green leaf
lettuces, spring mix, sweet butter blend
and romaine crunch.
In 2018, Revol harvested its first crop
an hour's drive south of Minneapolis. It

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