The newly launched company Evolution Growers yesterday presented its indoor 200,000 sq. foot agricultural facility based in Estevan, SK. "Not your ordinary greenhouse, this facility addresses food insecurity issues by producing Saskatchewan grown vegetables, fruits and trees to our existing supply chains," they say.
It will start with a $20 to 30 million investment and the new greenhouse company is a subsidiary of Tomahawk Energy Services. The intention is to break ground in spring 2021 and hopefully the first phase will be built by early 2022.
"This project was always going to be part of our diversity within the Tomahawk umbrella and I think the timing of this has hit spot on the right time," Tomahawk CEO Derrick Big Eagle shares. "With great interest shown by the City of Estevan, we are very happy to be welcomed to the city with open arms and excited to be part of their diversity initiative they are working on for the people of Estevan."
"Here we have a couple of Tomahawks team members Joey Galloway(left) and Masen Big Eagle (right) taking time out of their daily operations to construct and place our sign across the street from the Estevan Comprehensive High School on the proposed lands for EVOLUTION GROWERS!", a proud Derrick Big Eagle shares.
The locally owned and operated farm says to be committed strongly to environmental stewardship and responsibility - or as Tomahawk CEO Derrick Big Eagle said to local news company TheStar, he generally refrains from calling it a greenhouse. “There’s going to be a little bit more of technology and robotics."
"Our operations will be powered by renewable energy sources, primarily innovative geothermal technologies," they give as an example: the company will use a proprietary design that includes the use of geothermal, solar, and water preservation techniques. "This project provides a model of sustainable production."
"By creating a facility to grow crops in high demand, partnered with the potential for valued added manufacturing, the Evolution Growers' brand revolutionizes Canadian food production," the company shares. "It's a solution to threats to our food security due to pandemic issues and border closures."