EvanLEEOrganics,LLC is the NewEngland Distributor for 24:45Organics

Our patented Super Grow System allows year-round sustainability in an indoor climate controlled environment. We use a primitive soil system which is comparable to what the earth had hundreds of years ago. Our Super Grow System produces optimal yields of the most nutrient dense produce at harvest time.

Schools, colleges, institutions, nursing homes, correctional facilities, prisons, and Veteran homes are where our Super Grow Systems are located!

Students of all ages and needs enjoy working with our technology along with the elderly, handicapped, homeless veterans and homemakers! Keep an eye out for our next venture where we look to build a 100,000+ square foot indoor commercial grow operation!

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  • Indoor garden flourishes at Billerica's Marshall Middle School



    WickedLocal Billerica
    By Nick Greenhalgh
    ngreenhalgh@wickedlocal.com

    Posted March 23, 2018. Click link to go to original article and view Wicked Local staff photos.


    Amid the hustle and bustle in the hallways at Marshall Middle School, a treasure sits inside Sue Laferriere’s classroom.
    Tucked in the back of the room rests an indoor vegetable garden, overflowing with lettuce and basil grown by her middle school students.
    “It’s a life lesson,” Laferriere said, pointing at the plants before looking at her students.
    The indoor garden was first launched at the Marshall in January after Laferriere received a $500 grant to purchase equipment.
    Her life skills students filled the three growing beds with soil and seeds, watering routinely, and letting the artificial light do its magic.
    The opportunity made perfect sense for Laferriere, as the students were already learning about plants and photosynthesis.
    “You don’t just read about it, you see it. It’s a daily thing with them and they see it,” she said.
    After their first harvest, the students took samples through the school cafeteria for their classmates to taste. Since then, they’ve already had two more harvests and are embarking on a fourth.
    In the Marshall Middle School classroom on March 22, students had mixed-reviews on the taste of the vegetables of their labor.
    Some enjoyed the taste, while others weren’t so enthused by the green vegetables.
    That aside, the students will create a salad bar out of their next harvest.
    “We’re going to have a salad bar luncheon with the kids and they are excited about that,” Laferriere said.
    Earlier this year, the students attempted to grow oregano and parsley, but unfortunately it didn’t take to the conditions. They’ll continue with lettuce and basil for now, as the project has become a phenomenon across the school.
    Students and teachers have visited the garden and over school vacation week, Marshall Middle School custodians made sure to water the plants.
    “It is a cool thing to have an indoor garden,” Laferriere said.
    The project has exceeded expectations for Billerica Public Schools Director of School Nutrition April Laskey.
    “The Classroom Garden partnership with Ms. Laferriere and the cafe has been a huge success. Ms. Laferriere’s students have planted, grown and harvested lettuce and herbs which is then brought to the Marshall cafe. The Billerica Schools Nutrition Services Team is able to highlight and serve healthy lunch choices that have been harvested at the Marshall, amazing,” she said.
    In the future, the school will receive a second indoor garden and hope to try planting other herbs and vegetables.
  • Rev. Gordon N. Larson Senior Center





    Dear Todd and Kelly,


    I want to say thank you for letting us become a part of this wonderful foundation. I am so honored to be a part of something that keeps giving back over and over again. EvanLEE Organics and your grow garden has amazed me every single day!! We planted one day and 7 days later we had VEGETABLES!!! I swear there was one day I came in and it looked like it needed a little water so I watered and then, I swear, a half hour later something sprouted. This system is unbelievable! We had enough greens to make an awesome salad for a staff lunch of 12 and then fed salad to 25 seniors at our daily lunch just with ONE harvest. I also want to say thanks for the awesome support. You guys have been there every step of the way. Thank God for smartphones. All the phone calls, visits, texting and sending pictures has made this experience so easy for someone who has very little gardening experience. Thank you so much! I love coming to work every day and walk into my office to a tower of healthy veggies!!

     Lori Copes/Program Coordinator/Larson Senior Center





  • A growing opportunity has Dracut students filling salad bar


    A group of Dracut High School students in late November planted lettuce seeds at Justus C. Richardson Middle School in Dracut, which would produce food to
    A group of Dracut High School students in late November planted lettuce seeds at Justus C. Richardson Middle School in Dracut, which would produce food to be incorporated in the high school s salad bar. The students are also members of the school s Environmental Action Club. SUN PHOTOS / AMARIS CASTILLO


    By Amaris Castillo
    acastillo@lowellsun.com

    DRACUT -- A group of Dracut High School students in late November bent their heads over a row of soil press seed plates on a long table at Justus C. Richardson Middle School. Slowly and carefully, the teens (also members of the school's Environmental Action Club) planted the first set of lettuce seeds in each hole that, in time, would produce organic food meant for the high school's salad bar and prepared meals for students.
    "It's been growing as hoped and expected, and they have harvested lettuce," Dracut High School principal Richard Manley said last week of the students' progress in the district's greenhouse.
    Dracut High students are using the indoor grow technology through a collaborative effort between teachers, the middle school, and the Food Services Department.

    (SUN / AMARIS CASTILLO)
    The company that brought forth the technology is New York-based 2445 Organics.
    According to Andy Maslin, the founder of 2445 Organics, this system takes the "ag farm back into the school" rather than a school busing students to a farm for the experience. It's the first time his company is branching into Massachusetts.
    "This is allowing the farmers to become year-round sustainable and allowing the schools to grow their own foods year-round," Maslin said.
    Maslin said his New England distributor, Todd Bard, CEO of EvanLEE Organics, worked to bring the opportunity to Town Manager Jim Duggan. Bard has previously conducted business with the town.
    "It's a job creator. It's got agricultural and educational components to it, and I think it's a fantastic opportunity," Duggan said.
    "It's really impressive."
    Jacqueline Beausoleil, a junior at Dracut High, described the experience of planting seeds as therapeutic.
    "I really like it," the 16-year-old said. "I want to eat the food."
    Madison Zolkos, 17, said she learned that it's possible to have a "full-on garden" indoors.
    Spiroanthony Stathas, also 17, worked on the first four trays of mixed lettuce.
    "It's fun. It's cool knowing that this will actually be food one day," he said, looking over at the row of trays. "It's pretty cool... happy to give back."
    According to Superintendent of Schools Steven Stone, the indoor growing system patented by the Maslin family relies on primitive soil, meaning that all of the minerals and living organisms such as microbes, bacteria, fungi, and worms are added to the soils without restoring to chemicals and pollutants. Back in November, Stone said the school department will absorb the cost of five racks, which were estimated at $3,250 each (which includes soil and other materials).
    Stone said he felt it was a great opportunity for the district to grow some of its own food. Last week, the superintendent told The Sun the food -- which includes spinach and lettuce -- has begun to be used in the middle school.
    "And a great connection for the students to be able to participate in the process from the very beginning through actually eating the food in the cafeteria," he added. "Also, given that Dracut is a traditional farming community, it's a perfect opportunity to really get your hands dirty, literally, and learn how the whole cycle works."
    Follow Amaris Castillo on Twitter @AmarisCastillo.
  • WCSO Terraponics Grow Room!



    Introducing the 
    WCSO Terraponics Grow Room!


    A few months ago Todd Bard, owner of EvanLEE Organics, contacted our facility to explore the possibility of installing 2445 Organics patented Super Grow Racks in a separate room located in the Work Release Building.  The WCSO grow room is now in its 3rd month.  The inmates are growing nutrient dense organic produce, in primitive soil year round with their own two hands, which helps them to develop new skills and personal growth.
    Officer Alexis Orlaff is the hands-on supervisor of the project.  He works with the inmates in all aspects of the growing process, from seeding and watering, to thinning the new sprouts, all the way to harvest.  The racks each provide three harvests of leafy greens before composting.  The compost rejuvenates into soil in 30-45 days and is then reused.  This project demonstrates environment sustainability and health concepts as part of the green revolution.
    In these early phases, Todd Bard and his crew are overseeing the project.  Our hope is to expand the project to generate large quantities of organic produce and to provide more opportunities for the inmates to develop the skills necessary to undertake a project, and to reap the results materially and personally.

    EvanLEE Organics is named after Evan Bard, Todd and Barbara’s oldest daughter who was killed in a drunk driving crash in 2013.  Evan Bard was a junior nursing student at Curry College.  Profits from EvanLEE Organics go to fund Evan’s EvvGirl Foundation.  The mission of EvvGirl is to continue Evan’s love and passion in helping NICU Hospitals, pediatrics, and nursing as well as to educate the public on the danger of excessive drinking, drug use, and impaired driving.  Sheriff Lew Evangelidis has been very helpful in putting together parts of the SEIZE THE KEYS Drunk Driving Educational Program with the Bards.



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  • From Our Greenhouse to Our Tables: organic food grown by our students for our students…

    Posted at 10:47 am , on December 22, 2017  View Original Post
    Students are growing organic, nutritious food that is headed for their own lunch tables!  This collaborative effort between teachers and students at Dracut High and Richardson Middle School along with our Food Services Department is underway and has us growing vegetables, greens, and herbs that will be incorporated into our salad bars and prepared meals served to our students.
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    Andy Maslin an organic farmer from Massena New York, and founder of 24:45 Organics (pictured below) worked with the first group of students from Dracut High on November 29th to set up and plant the first crop.  This indoor growing system patented by the Maslin family relies on primitive soil, meaning that all of the minerals and living organisms such as microbes, bacteria, fungi, and worms are added to the soils without resorting to chemicals and pollutants.  Nothing is wasted, with on-site composting so that a sustainable and truly organic food supply can be provided.  The Dracut Public Schools are proudly the first district in Massachusetts to utilize this patented organic growing system.
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    Housed in our greenhouse at Richardson Middle School, the first planting included lettuce, microgreens, basil, spinach, cilantro, and parsley.  With this indoor, climate controlled system, growing cycles are accelerated.  As pictured below, by December 7th, 8 days after planting, progress was well underway.
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    Led by Karen Taylor, the Dracut High School Science Department Chair, with the support of other teachers, students, and our Food Service Director, Patricia Puntumapanitch, the first harvest is already underway 22 days after planting.  Students will soon have fresh, home-grown (literally) greens in their salads and herbs in their sauces.  As production increases, we anticipate expansion to include tomatoes and cucumbers.
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    This is truly an authentic learning experience for our students and an honorable and tangible way to recognize and celebrate the farming heritage of Dracut.
  • Tiger Ventures at U-E unveils new business 'AgZeit'

    by Tyler Brown



    ENDICOTT (WBNG) -- Union-Endicott's Tiger Ventures welcomed a new addition to its incubator on Thursday.
    The company is called AgZeit. It grows crops year-round in a completely controlled indoor environment. School officials say it provides a unique opportunity for students to gain real world experience.
    "It's getting kids to see another side of agriculture, and seeing that there's a world of opportunity in that. It's also exciting for kids to see real world application of what they're learning in science class," Tiger Ventures Principal Michaelene Cardell explained.
    AgZeit recently located to the Tiger Ventures incubator to teach students entrepreneurial and business start-up skills.
  • ALERT: NATIONWIDE LISTERIA OUTBREAK AFFECTS VEGETABLES FROM WALMART, SAFEWAY, TRADER JOE’S, AND MORE! HERE’S THE COMPLETE LIST

     

    Click here to read at original link

    ALERT – PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT


    THIS IS A HEALTH HAZARD SITUATION WHERE THERE IS A REASONABLE PROBABILITY THAT THE USE OF THIS PRODUCT CAN CAUSE ADVERSE HEALTH CONSEQUENCES. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY.

    Mann Packing, one of the largest vegetable packaging companies in the United States, has just issued a recall of their vegetable products, as well as a warning to consumers. After detailed analysis of their vegetable products, it was found that a Listeria contamination of their vegetable products could potentially affect millions of Americans.
    If you have shopped at any of the following stores in the past month, you could be at risk for contamination:
    • Walmart
    • Trader Joe’s
    • Aldi
    • Safeway
    • Albertson’s
    • Pak’N Save
    • Vons
    • Target
    • H-E-B
    Listeria, a deadly bacteria often linked to food poisoning incidents, has the potential to severely impact pregnant women, newborns, the elderly, and even some adults. If you’ve exhibited any of the following symptoms recently, it is recommended that you follow up with your primary care physician IMMEDIATELY:
    • High fever
    • Muscle aches
    • Nausea
    • Diarrhea
    • Headache
    • Stiff neck
    • Confusion
    • Loss of balance
    • Convulsions
    While most individuals infected by the listeria bacteria will exhibit symptoms within a few days, for some it can take over two months for symptoms to show. If you’re uncertain whether you’re infected with listeria or not, it is recommended that you get a blood test to determine for sure.
    Miami Herald reports:
    The massive listeria-inspired recall by Mann Packing across the United States and Canada earlier this week is even broader than originally reported. Store brands from Walmart, Aldi, Safeway/Albertson’s, H-E-B and others are affected.
    While the company’s media release detailed the full breadth of the recall, the original recall notice the company wrote for the FDA website listed only the products released under the Mann brand. Over 20 of those brands were pulled in the United States and Canada after Canadian inspectors found listeria in a sampling of Mann-produced product.

    Dozens of different brands have been affected thus far, and it is urged that you share this article immediately and then proceed to check your refrigerator for any of the following packaged vegetable products:
    • Walmart store brand Broccoli Florets; Broccoli Cauliflower Florets; Broccoli Slaw; Stir Fry Medley; Cauliflower Florets; Cauliflower; Super Blend and Vegetable Medley.
    • Trader Joe’s store brand Kohlrabi Salad Blend.
    • Aldi store brand Little Salad Bar Broccoli Florets and Broccoli Slaw.
    • Safeway and Albertson’s store brand, Signature Farms, Meat & Cheese Tray; Broccoli Cauliflower Florets; Broccoli Slaw; Broccoli Stir Fry; Broccoli Florets; Veggie Tray with Ranch Dip; Vegetable Medley; and Veggie & Hummus Tray.
    • Safeway in California, Hawaii and Nevada, Pak’N Save in California, Vons in California cities Fresno, Clovis and Oakhurst recalled Cauliflower Chopped; Veggies w/ Dip; Premium Vegetable Tray; Vegetables Steaming; Broccoli Carrots Cauliflower with Ranch Dip; Broccoli Carrots & Celery w/ Ranch Dip; Broccoli Carrots Grape Tomatoes & Dip; Broccoli Carrots Snap Peas & Dip; Carrots/Broccoli/Cauliflower; Broccoli/Cauliflower; Broccoli Florets; Cauliflower; Vegetable Tray w/ Dip; Tomatoes Broccoli Cheese & Ranch Dip. All have Sell By dates on or before Tuesday, Oct. 24.
    • Safeway and Albertson’s in Colorado, Nebraska, Northwestern New Mexico, South Dakota and Wyoming recalled the Veggie Ranch Snack Pack; Vegetables Steaming; Premium Vegetable Tray; Round Vegetable Tray; Rectangular Vegetable Tray; Sauté Kit; Sauté Kit with Sauce; Vegetable Medley W/ Tomato Chipotle Butter; and Vegetable Tray with Dip Grab n Go.
    • H-E-B store brand Broccoli Carrots; Broccoli Cauliflower; Broccoli Florets; Broccoli Slaw; Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad; Veggie Toss Kit; Caulibit Mushroom Sauce; Caulibits Chopped Cauliflower; Cauliflower Florets; Fiesta Salad; Power Slaw; Stir Fry Medley; and Vegetable Medley.
    • Archer Farms (sold in Target) Broccoli Florets; Broccoli Cauliflower Florets; Broccoli Slaw; Broccoli Medley; Cauliflower Florets; Brussels Sprouts; and Shaved Brussels Sprouts.
    • Cross Valley Farms restaurant food service bags of Shaved Brussels Sprouts; Cauliflower Florets; Spiral Cut Kohlrabi; and Superfood Slaw.
    • Sysco Natural restaurant food service bags of Broccoli Cole Slaw.
    This is the largest listeria outbreak in some time, and unfortunately untold numbers of Americans will be impacted by it.

    This is extremely important information about the listeria outbreakand we urge you to share this with all of your friends and family on social media. Thank you and God bless!

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