ComCrop, Singapore’s first rooftop farming company, has completed the “Phase One” portion of its new rooftop farming complex in the Woodlands section. This is ComCrop’s second rooftop operation, with its initial rooftop farm atop the Scape Building on Orchard Link. Recently, Joe Swartz, VP of AmHydro, traveled from Massachusetts to Singapore to finalize system operations and conduct grower training with ComCrop CEO Peter Barber and his growing team, using AmHydro’s 3-stage NFT growing system.
ComCrop’s Sales and Outreach Coordinator Darren Tan, Board Member/CoFounder Allan Lim, CEO Peter Baber, and Farm Manager Samantha Chin at ComCrop’s original farm site.
ComCrop, with the success of the Orchard Link farm, set its sights on larger scale commercial farming with this new 8,600 square foot “phase 1” system to provide more fresh food to this densely populated island nation. Construction recently completed and initial planting began in late October.
Rooftop Farming high above the Singapore Skyline with completed AmHydro NFT system ready to plant
To design and build their new rooftop growing systems, ComCrop CEO Peter Barber explains that: “ComCrop chose AmHydro over competing systems because they are best suited for our rooftop environment and will deliver the best yields in Singapore’s unique climate.”
Seeding Bok Choy (left) and after 4 days growth (right)
He also adds that “the new greenhouses combined with AmHydro growing systems will significantly increase our yield and allow us to sell higher volumes and larger varieties of leafy green vegetables to local customers.”
Bok Choy progressing quickly
AmHydro has developed rooftop farm systems for notable Urban Farms Gotham Greens and Sky Vegetables in the US, and Lufa Farms in Canada. With the first several plantings underway, ComCrop is already looking toward Phase 2 Expansion for early 2019. This rooftop farming complex will ultimately consist of 8 rooftop greenhouses when complete, and will total over 35,000 square feet. Other sites across the city are also being evaluated for future farms.
Over 2/3 of greenhouse planted