Josh Smith is the founder and the chief executive officer of Modular Greenhouses who resides in Reno, Nevada. He is very self-driven and has the unique passion for the promotion of sustainable food production. After 15 years of working startups in various fields, Smith had a change of heart concerning his career. His father passed on due to cancer and Josh Smith started getting more interested in researching about the impact of environment, food, nutrition, and personal wellbeing.
He realized that organic foods and naturally grown herbs are the core and essence of maintaining human health. He resented the widespread consumption of fast foods around him in Nevada, water pollution in water sources for food, the feeding of genetically modified foods because of their impact on the health. Smith then set on the journey to start a company that could provide sustainable agriculture through sustainable food production. The company offers home gardening for local communities and schools.
There are other greenhouses companies which also focus on sustainable agriculture others by mimicking the methods in which the environment attracts, store, and distributing water to meet the increased demand. The organizations acquire inspiration from climate change solutions to improve food production, water, and energy. Smith’s greenhouses are special in that they can be modified and expanded easily and users can control the environment with an app.
The automated system has a lot of advantages including time-saving aspect due to the less time one spends taking care of the garden. The system also comes with instruction manuals that are easy to install by the users. The garden also provides small configurations thereby offering any size of the garden that can fit the space available; thus, it is easy to customize. The whole gardening greenhouses are automated, and Wi-Fi controlled.
Smith wanted to create a durable greenhouse that could withstand all types of environmental hazards. There is also the presence of automated tools within the garden that measure aspects like temperature and soil. Additionally, the modular greenhouses only specialize in organic food production as the solution to food poverty and sustainable food production that maintains the health of the consumers.