ZipGrow to Showcase Latest Innovation at the Plowing Match

September 13, 2022
By Bob Peters

Cornwall Ontario – ZipGrow will be showcasing its latest innovation, the ZipPod, at the upcoming International Plowing Match and Rural Expo in Kemptville.

ZipPod by ZipGrow

The ZipPod launched in June 2022, and the Plowing Match will be the first opportunity for the public to tour this revolutionary turnkey container farming system and see firsthand how crops are grown in ZipGrow hydroponic Towers.

The ZipPod condenses annual production of 2-4 acres of farmland into a 3800 cubic foot container farm, where fresh produce such as leafy greens, herbs, and fruiting crops grow vertically in abundance. The purpose-built design of the container makes it possible to grow fresh, healthy food wherever, whenever, within a small footprint, including urban centres and regions heavily impacted by climate change.

“We see Ag-tech and indoor farming as methods that can complement traditional agricultural growing. This event will allow ZipGrow Inc. to connect in person with traditional farmers from around the world and show them what is possible to grow pesticide-free food in a controlled environment, 365 days a year, as an extension to their business,” said Eric Lang, President of ZipGrow Inc. “We are all working towards the common goal of providing sustainable food to communities worldwide. Our part in this is to provide trustworthy technologies and educational support so that farmers can succeed.”

The ZipPod was engineered and manufactured on-site at ZipGrow’s headquarters in Cornwall, a city now recognized for contributing to the agricultural technology industry. Earlier this month, ZipGrow launched a partnership with St. Lawrence College to teach students about indoor agricultural technology.

See the ZipPod at the Match

The International Plowing Match and Rural Expo is the largest event of its kind in North America and is a five-day celebration of agriculture and rural living. This year the Plowing Match will be held just west of Cornwall in Kemptville from September 20 – 24, 2022.

Demonstrations and tours of the ZipPod will be ongoing throughout the multi-day Plowing Match, with opportunities to talk with ZipGrow’s team of engineers and plant experts about hydroponics for home, business, and education. Visitors to the ZipGrow booth can enter to win a grand prize of a two-day “Learn and Stay” package in partnership with Cornwall Tourism and can take part in Tower planting races to see how simple it is to plant and harvest a ZipGrow™ Tower.

For more information and ticket sales for The International Plowing Match and Rural Expo, visit

About ZipGrow

ZipGrow Inc. is an international leader in indoor vertical farming technology, empowering people to grow fresh food locally and sustainably. The company’s flagship product, the ZipGrow™ Tower, is a core component of many of the world’s most innovative farms. ZipGrow’s technologies support entrepreneurs, non-profits, home growers, schools, and research centers, and is backed by the support of in-house master growers, engineers, and an extensive offering of hydroponic education.

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