Fort Collins is where it all began for Way To Grow in February of 2003. What was once a small shop showcasing a modest selection of hydroponics gear has over the years become a staple to the community.
Looking for a Way to Grow store near you? A locally-owned, Colorado-grown company, Way to Grow products can be purchased online or at one of our five convenient Colorado locations. The expert staff at each Way To Grow location offers priceless advice when you need it most and they back it up with a wide selection of products that are in stock and priced right. We help our customers succeed the old fashioned way, offering personal, one-on-one expertise. So stop in to one of our convenient locations or call us. We look forward to meeting you.
We love you Denver! In 2013 Way To Grow opened up with our largest store to date right in the heart of Denver. With a sign you can see from a mile away on Santa Fe and Mississippi, this location has become a landmark.
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The Boulder Community first welcomed Way To Grow in the summer of 2004. The team at this store has gratefully received the honor of the Best of Boulder award every year since 2008. It really means a lot to be a part of such a special community.
With consumers increasingly conscious of their environmental impact, many stores have realized that going green is good for business. Big-box store Target began a series of trials in spring 2017 in which vertical, hydroponic gardens were installed in various Target locations to provide customers with the freshest possible produce. In collaboration with MIT Media Lab and Ideo, Target designed a system that is capable of growing leafy greens and herbs with minimal water usage. The company hopes to someday branch out into other crops, such as potatoes, zucchini and beets. MIT may even offer Target use of rare heirloom tomato seeds for its project. Meanwhile, IKEA has teamed up with Denmark-based SPACE10 to design high-tech hydroponics systems in-stores and in homes.
Some soil-less growing operations take it a step further, leaving the ground behind entirely and opting for a farm floating on water. Barcelona-based design group Forward Thinking Architecture has proposed a progressive solution to the decreasing availability of arable land by creating floating, solar-powered farms. Using modules that measure 200 meters by 350 meters, Forward Thinking’s design allows for expansion and custom configuration of farms. Each module has three levels: a desalinization and aquaculture level at the bottom, then a hydroponic farming level, topped off by a level of solar panels and rainwater collection. The company estimates that each module would produce 8,152 tons of vegetables a year and 1,703 tons of fish annually.
In preparation for a future dominated by climate change, in which oil becomes a lesser part of the world’s energy diet, Saudi Arabia has taken several major steps to build a more sustainable system in its challenging desert region. One such move is the rethinking of many traditional farming practices, especially focused on reducing water usage. A farm in the town of Jeddah uses neither water nor soil, rooting plants in mid-air while providing their nutrients through a mist. Designed by AeroFarms, the system is the first aeroponic farm in the Middle East and hopes to someday acquire all its water needs through capturing humidity in the air.
Farming without soil can often take place beneath the soil. In Paris, Cycloponics runs La Caverne, a unique urban farm that grows mushrooms and vegetables in an underground, formerly abandoned parking garage. The farm’s hydroponics system uses special grow lights to ensure the vegetables have what they need to survive. The mushrooms grow in a special medium and, through their respiration, provide valuable CO2 for the plants to thrive. La Caverne may have found inspiration from Growing Underground, London’s first underground farm. On 2.5 acres of unused World War II-era tunnels, Growing Underground produces pea shoots, several varieties of radish, mustard, cilantro, Red Amaranth, celery, parsley, and arugula.
As the global population becomes more urban, cities are investing in more local food production systems that offer economic development opportunities and reduce a city’s carbon footprint. In a warehouse on the Near East Side of Indianapolis, Farm 360 are growing vegetables on a hydroponic system that is exclusively powered by renewable energy and uses 90 percent less water than traditional farming methods. The harvest is sold in local grocery stores while the farm supports dozens of living-wage jobs to residents of the neighborhood.
Locally owned and Colorado-grown, Way to Grow was founded in 2003, with a simple plan of providing organic and hydroponic gardeners with a thoughtfully curated selection of products and an extraordinary level of customer service. In addition to our five Colorado locations, we now offer an extensive selection of our most popular products online.
Our business is built on trust and over the years we have enjoyed long-standing relationships with our customers and our community by providing a wealth of knowledge and variety of high quality products, all at great value.
Built on Trust
In addition to providing our online and local customers with great products and expert advice, we believe in investing in our community as a means of giving back. This is reflected in the well-intentioned projects and nonprofits we support such as: Happy Belly Farms, The Kitchen Community, Rams Against Hunger, Hearts ‘n’ Hands, Abundant Harvest Community Garden and Slow Food Seed to Table.