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 Avondale Library Arkansas - Avondale EDGE Celebrates  the Grand Opening of OnePointOne  and Willo Farm s Flagship Indoor Vertical Farm  and New Headquarters 29 September 2022 ( news )

Avondale Library Arkansas - Avondale EDGE Celebrates the Grand Opening of OnePointOne and Willo Farm s Flagship Indoor Vertical Farm and New Headquarters 29 September 2022 ( news )

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                                                   Media Release
   City of Avondale Public Information Office   
    
   Avondale EDGE Celebrates the Grand Opening of OnePointOne and Willo Farm’s Flagship Indoor Vertical Farm and New Headquarters  
    
   OnePointOne is revolutionizing vertical farming by building the most technologically advanced cultivation platform on the planet through innovations in automation , AI and plant science 
   This week ......,
   OnePointOneand
   Willo Farmcelebrated the grand opening of their new headquarters and flagship vertical farm in Avondale , AZ . Avondale officials were there to welcome them with a ribbon - cutting ceremony to commemorate this momentous occasion as guests were able to get a first peek at the cutting - edge facility while learning firsthand about vertical farming and tasting sustainably produced , non - GMO , pesticide - free produce .
   “With our rich history of farming and agriculture , Avondale is pleased to welcome OnepointOne and Willo Farm to the City , ” said Avondale Mayor Kenn Weise . “As Avondale and the West Valley continue to grow , we recognize it is increasingly important to create and preserve a sustainable local food system . ”
   The 12 , 000 square - foot farm , located within their 80 , 000 square - foot facility , is in the Avondale 107
   thIndustrial Park , at 855 N 107th Ave , Avondale , AZ . This state - of - the - art indoor aeroponics vertical farm is powered by OnePointOne’s proprietary cultivation technology and advanced plant production systems , which are revolutionizing agriculture in a way that minimizes environmental impact , uses fewer natural resources , and markedly increases yields in a fraction of the space .   Additionally , the farm can grow produce year - round regardless of climate or geography , making nutrient - dense produce available any time , anywhere .
   “1 . 1 billion people entered the millennium hungry . This is a startling truth my brother and I discovered , which inspired us to create OnePointOne and Willo Farm , ” said CEO and Cofounder , Sam Bertram . “We knew we needed to do something big and impactful , so we set out on a mission to unleash the power of plants on human health to nourish and heal humanity . ”
   To do that , they needed to fundamentally rethink how plants are grown , utilized and optimized . OnePointOne’s proprietary vertical farming technology uses 99 percent less water , no precious topsoil and produces 250x more produce per acre compared to traditional agriculture . All produce is free of pesticides , herbicides , and harmful chemicals and is non - GMO , making it incredibly pure .  
   This new facility also serves as the production hub for Willo Farm , the world ' s first personalized vertical farming platform designed to amplify human health by delivering the fresh , delicious produce right from the farm to members’ doors within days of harvest . Willo Farm empowers consumers to curate their own personal farm share from seed to harvest , controlling what is grown right from their fingertips .
   Ken Chapa , Avondale ' s Economic Development & Tourism Director , said: "OnePointOne is an emerging leader in sustainable plant production , and we are excited to welcome them to our community . ” He added: “Avondale has quickly arisen as a desirable location for high - tech companies that want to take advantage of our competitively priced real estate options and proximity to major transportation corridors and skilled labor force . ” 
   OnePointOne has created 25+ new jobs in the city and projects sustained and continued growth as they further expand their operations .   
   For more information , visitOnePointOneandWillo Farmor contact Avondale Economic Development ( Avondale EDGE ) avondaleedge . com623 - 333 - 1400 , or follow them on social media @AvondaleEDGE .  
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   About OnePointOne and Willo Farm
   Founded in Silicon Valley , OnePointOne is revolutionizing vertical farming by building the most technologically advanced plant cultivation platform on the planet through innovations in automation , AI and plant science while creating a system for expansion opportunities through their modular ability to build vertical farms anywhere in the world . This is all in an effort to feed the 1 . 1 billion people who entered the millennium hungry and unleash the power of plants on human health . OnePointOne’s vertical farming technology is the driving force behind Willo Farm , the world ' s first personalized vertical farming platform designed to amplify human health by delivering the most fresh , pure produce right from our farm to your door .
   About City of Avondale 
   The City of Avondale , Ariz . is located in Maricopa County , in the southwest valley of the metropolitan Phoenix region .   Founded in 1946 as a small farming community , the city experienced tremendous growth in the past three decades .   Today , Avondale is home to more than 90 , 000 residents who make up Avondale’s diverse population . Among the city’s many attractions is Phoenix Raceway , which hosts two NASCAR races annually , including the NASCAR Championship Weekend in November .   
   Photo ( City of Avondale )
   Lex Heyemer – Arizona Commerce Authority
   Chris Camacho – GPEC
   John Bertram - Co - Founder and CTO OnePointOne
   Sam Bertram – Co - Founder and CEO OnePointOne
   Jeff Campos – CEO Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce
   Tracy Stevens - City Managers office , Avondale 
   Cherlene Penilla - City Managers office , Avondale
    Vice Mayor Veronica Malone , City of Avondale
   Councilmember Curtis Nielson , City of Avondale
    
    
   #AspiringAchievingAccelerating #AviAZ
   Avondale , Arizona is a community where people share a deep sense of pride in what has been accomplished and how far we have come . In Avondale , there is strong belief that the blending of a broad spectrum of cultures comes from a true sense of harmony throughout the community . Here , people and businesses are welcomed with open arms and supported in a way that exemplifies a dynamic , intelligent and driven city , ready to take on the future . Avondale is Aspiring . Achieving . Accelerating .
    
   11465 W . Civic Center Drive , Avondale , AZ 85323 ·  ( 623 ) 333 - 1600  ·  www . avondaleaz . gov
   



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