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Land Betterment Corporation Recruits Urban-Gro, a Leading Controlled Environment Agriculture Architecture Architect-Led Design and Integration Firm, for Its First Indoor Vertical Garden

Betterment Harvest Busy Vertical Farm in former Willard Elementary School

urban-gro (Nasdaq UGRO) provides full-service and plant-focused engineering, architecture, and cultivation systems integration services. It is focused on optimizing operations and driving operational efficiencies.


Betterment Harvest Busy Vertical Farm in former Willard Elementary School

Betterment Harvest Busy Vertical Garden in former Willard Elementary school

FISHERS, Indiana, December 16, 2021/3BL Media/ – Land Betterment Corporation (Land Betterment, or the Company), is an environmental solutions company that fosters positive impact by upcycling ex-coal mining and industrial sites to create sustainable communities and job creation. Today, urban-gro was engaged as the lead architect and engineer for the construction of its Busy Vertical Farm in Perry County, Kentucky.

Land Betterment is renovating the Willard Elementary School that it bought in April 2021. The school closed in 2018 and was consolidated into the West Perry Elementary School. Land Betterments Betterment Harvest division are in the final stages preparing the building, and its 3.7 acres, to be repurposed as a Busy Vertical Farm. This is a state of the art Ag-tech plant-propagation facility.

Urban-gro has extensive experience with controlled environment agriculture. They will ensure that the project components and design meet the highest quality standards. This includes room specific ventilation, 2nd generation LED lighting systems and specific racking. It allows for flexibility in the production of propagation while focusing upon plant performance and efficiency.

Thomas Sauve, Chief Developer Officer at Land Betterment, said, “By partnering with urbangro, we’re bringing the best talent to our project to ensure great execution, high-value outcomes, and value for stakeholders. A former school can be used as a footprint for a vertical garden, while also creating a positive impact for the community and the region. The Busy Vertical Farm will provide seedlings from local farms and help to create a sustainable domestic supply chain for the U.S. greenhouse industry.

Brad Nattrass (Chairman of urban-gro) stated that they are both inspired and excited to be working with Land Betterment and Betterment Harvest. It’s a win-win situation when we can use our expertise in controlled environment agriculture to create sustainable solutions that benefit Appalachia communities. It is a great opportunity to positively impact your community by converting a shut down school into a propagation center. We are proud to help you deliver an efficient facility using our integrated approach to design, construction, and maintenance that will ensure optimal plant performance.


urban-gro, Inc. (Nasdaq UGRO) provides integrated architecture, engineering, and cultivation systems integration services for commercial cannabis and food-focused Controlled Environment Agriculture facilities (CEA). They have worked in hundreds of CEA facilities covering millions of square feet around the world and are able to design, engineer, and integrate complex environmental equipment systems into high performing facilities. The company’s expertise in urban-gros grocare Managed Services Platform is used to reduce downtime and provide continuity, as well as optimize facility operations. It is a provider of crop-agnostic solutions in both the food and cannabis CEA sectors. The company’s crop-focused, end-to-end approach provides a single point for accountability for all aspects of growing operations. Visit urban-gro.comTo learn how we help cultivators to gro plants and gro profitsor, connect with us Instagram Twitter LinkedIn Facebook.

About Land Betterment Corporation

Land Betterment Corporation is an Indiana Benefit Corporation and Pending B-Corp. It is an environmental solutions company that aims to make a positive difference by upcycling ex-coal mining sites. This creates sustainable community development and jobs. The Company uses a comprehensive solution-based approach to revitalize communities that are in dire need of change and opportunity. Land Betterment does this by identifying abandoned, run-down, and neglected coal mining sites and then fixing the environment through reclamation, remediation, and then repurposing land to support a sustainable business that provides community services. Land Betterment is a firm believer that real solutions can be found to restore impacted areas, allowing people to live in safe and sustainable surroundings while also providing long-term employment. Visit for more information. landbetterment.comGet in touch with the Company Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn.

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