SOURCE: Irving A. Backman & Assoc. LLC

Irving A. Backman & Assoc. LLC

March 14, 2016 08:58 ET

Irving A. Backman's Acopia Harvest Presents Project Sprout's Innovative Green Machine® Hydroponic Growing System at "Eat Healthy Rhode Island"

WOONSOCKET, RI--(Marketwired - Mar 14, 2016) - Irving A. Backman's Acopia Harvest Project Sprout Educational Program, featuring their Green Machine® Hydroponic indoor growing system, was demonstrated at the 4th annual "Eat Healthy Rhode Island," Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at the Leo Savoie Elementary School, Woonsocket, RI., hosted by The Picture of Children's Health.

Acopia Harvest demonstrated how the Green Machine® educational hydroponic system works and discuss the importance of growing and eating healthy foods. The Green Machine® allows youth to participate in sustainable agriculture with STEM focused, hands-on learning.

According to Irving A. Backman, Acopia Harvest Principal, "Our state-of-the-art Green Machine® hydroponic system is able to grow nutritious, chemical free and pesticide-free leafy vegetables indoors, 52 weeks a year."

Acopia Director Amy Chauvin noted that "Over the past two years, the Project Sprout program has been implemented in over 60 schools, in six states, with the aim to teach children nationwide about self-sufficiency and nutrition with hydroponics so that they can, in turn, positively impact future generations and cultures."

"Eat Healthy Rhode Island" is aimed at educating young people on the importance of healthy eating, motivating them to celebrate their health and developing a culture among youth that supports wellness. "With childhood obesity on the rise, Eat Healthy Rhode Island offers a light-hearted but effective way to engage all Rhode Islanders around a critical public health issue," according to Linda Silva, President of the Picture of Children's Health board.

About Irving A. Backman & Associates, LLC and the DATT Group (Developers of Advanced Technology Today)

Mr. Backman has been funding and researching new technologies for over the past 40 years, involving alternative energy and concentrating on those areas for improving health and the environment. The organization is a team of scientists, developers, entrepreneurs and business people dedicated to the advancement of Earth-friendly technologies relating to sustainability. An initiative for indoor growing has been launched to utilize Acopia's Grow House designs but also regain and maximize vacant factory and warehouse buildings to generate new employment and career opportunities for students and returning and disabled veterans. Partners in The DATT Group include G& B Energy Bank, Inc. IBA Global LLC, Integrated Systems International (ISI Energy Controls), AgriPower, Inc., and NIEST. Everyone in the organization has made a commitment to help significantly reduce Global Warming and climate change currently, rather than talk of future. The company is headquartered in Dedham, MA, 02016. Tel. 781-234-2696.

Contact Information

  • For further information contact:
    Amy Chauvin
    Director of Operations
    Steven Swartz
    The DATT Group