For Immediate Release:  9/21/2015

e3garden receives Grant from USDA for EE!

Media, PA: e3garden (Barisoft LLC dba e3garden), a small sustainable farm that specializes in leafy greens grown from organic seed using the least amount of energy, received a grant from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) under its Rural Energy for America (REAP) program.  The grant in the amount of $3400 was used to partially fund the implementation of energy efficiency measures in its latest greenhouse. Under the provisions of the grant, the applicant must provide 75% of the funding with the remaining amount funded by the grant.  Funding is not secured until all of the work is completed and the site inspected.

“This is a really exciting outcome and further validation of our mission,” according to Eric W. Stein, Ph.D. owner and CEO of the company.

In phase 2 of the project, the e3garden will add solar renewable energy to the structure. The firm also applied for a REAP grant for this expansion.  The results of that application are yet to be announced.

About e3garden:  e3garden’s mission is produce great tasting fresh vegetables using urban farming techniques, renewable energy production, and sustainable methods.  Its secondary mission is to provide educational opportunities for people to learn more about sustainability, the value chain for food production and urban farming methods. e3garden is located in the Philadelphia metro area. The venture began in 2013.