EARLIER THIS YEAR.
WE TOLD YOU ABOUT THE TOOLBOX.
A COLLABORATIVE INNOVATION CENTER FOR MANUFACTURING
IN SPOKANE'S UNIVERSITY DISTRICT THAT HELPS ENTREPRENEURS
DEVELOP NEW PRODUCTS.
HARVESTSCAPE WAS FOUNDED WHEN MIKE HANNUM TEAMED WITH
TOOLBOX CO-FOUNDERS TOM SIMPSON AND ANDY BARRETT.
they brought certain ideas and resources to it, i
brought certain ideas and resources to it and we just
kind of came together.
HARVESTSCAPE'S AIM IS TO BUILD PRODUCTS TO HELP SUSTAINABLE
supporting local farmers, supporting local businesses,
supporting local restaurants, supporting value added
producers of the salsas and the pestos and so forth.
and harvestscape is an SPC, a social purpose corporation,
which means it's looking after profit, people and
THE COMPANY'S HARVESTNODES ARE BASICALLY SHIPPING
CONTAINERS TURNED INTO MOBILE COLD STORAGE UNITS.
THEY'RE BUILT AT BERG.
ANOTHER MADE IN THE NORTHWEST COMPANY.
we wouldn't be able to do this without the partnership
from berg, a phenomenal organization right here in
BERG INSTALLS FOAM INSULATION IN THE HARVESTNODES.
AND COVERS IT WITH PLYWOOD AND ALUMINUM SHEETING.
that not only keeps the cold in, it makes it extremely
THEY ALSO USE WHAT'S CALLED A COLD BOT.
which is turning an air
conditioning unit into a refrigeration
so it also brings down the cost of the unit and makes
it a lot more affordable.
HARVESTNODES ARE CUSTOMIZABLE.
AND COMPLETELY FOOD SAFETY COMPLIANT.
AND BECAUSE THEY SAFELY AND EFFICIENTLY TRANSPORT
HANNUM SEES THEM AS A PERFECT TOOL FOR FARMERS, FOOD
PANTRIES AND FOOD HUBS.
CATHOLIC CHARITIES' USES THE HARVESTNODE IN ITS EFFORTS...
working to increase the accessibility and affordability
of fresh, healthy foods.
BRIAN ESTES SAYS THE SCALE OF THE HARVESTNODE...
allows us to receive large volumes of product and
then get it out the door to those partner agencies
as we're distributing product.
ITS SMALLER SCALE PRODUCT.
CALLED THE COLDBOX.
IS BASICALLY A LITTLE HARVESTNODE ON WHEELS.
that can be pulled around to various farms and it
can pick up food from various people and actually
take it to a harvestnode.
AND HANNUM HAS BIG DREAMS FOR HIS YOUNG COMPANY.
i would like to see dozens of harvestnodes in every
city in this county.
i mean, that would be a vision that i could see.
they're supporting food hubs.
they're supporting the food pantries.
ALL THE WHILE CONTINUING
TO SUPPORT SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE.
FOR MADE IN THE NORTHWEST.
I'M DEREK DEIS.
KXLY FOUR NEWS.