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Our Mission

Vertical Growing is becoming a more viable option for bringing fresh food to local communities. Whether you are in a rural Alberta town or hot African desert, Vertical Roots has created a system that can change lives and bring fresh, healthy, chemical-free food to families around the world! We now offer a Turn-Key Hydroponics Farm with everything you need to run your own community-based hydroponics farm!

Our History

Since 2018, Mike Newhook has been the visionary behind 3 aquaponic/hydroponic farms. With 2 large commercial farms launched in the Philippines and now a prototype hydroponics farm running successfully in Canada. The team at Vertical Roots is now excited to expand across Canada and beyond to bring fresh, chemical-free, sustainable growing to local communities.

Shilan, Philippines

In 2017-2019, Mike and Becky launched a commercial aquaponics farm in Shilan, Benguet, Philippines. It was a new way of life, with less hard labour but more reward and the ability to withstand the seasons. Local, Chemical-free produce is hard to find so this farm created the opportunity for that.  

Tofield, Alberta

In 2020, Mike and Becky, along with their cousins, Brent and Evelyn launched their first hydroponics venture in Canada. With costs being much higher due to the lights and heat required to grow, they ventured into a small prototype to see the viability of such a farm. After 9 months it is profiting and almost sold out! Vertical Farms are the future locations with long, cold winters, and limited access to fresh food. 

La Trinidad, Philippines

In 2018, an opportunity arose to partner with local missionaries who witnessed the aquaponics farm’s set up and launch in Shilan. They cleared the family land of traditional farming and gained investment to launch their own aquaponics farm. A second aquaponics farm was launched and continues to this day to provide the community with fresh, chemical free greens! 

Contact Us

We love to hear from you! We are always looking to connect with local health and wellness lovers.

Locally Owned and Operated

Edmonton, Alberta

Delivery Days

Sherwood Park - Tuesday PM

Edmonton - Tuesday AM

Tofield - Tuesday NOON