Media & Awards
Stay up to date with what’s happening in the world of indoor agriculture, criminal justice reform, and the latest news about Second Chances Farm.
DETV (IVAN THOMAS)
“Ajit Sessions - Second CHances Farm”
April 30, 2019 - Check out Ivan Thomas’ new sessions for DETV, featuring Ajit George this week, who got the chance to talk about Second Chances Farm in the film studio.
Check out more about DETV at: www.detvch.com
University of Delaware’s Hen hatch competition
April 30, 2019 - On Tuesday Night, Second Chances Farm was invited to present at the “Innovation Showcase” for the University of Delaware’s Hen Hatch 2019 Pitch Competition. Out of dozens of creative new business concepts from students, alumni, faculty, and staff of the university, Second Chances was eventually eliminated in the Semi-Final round. Fortunately, we were still asked to set up a booth at the “Innovation Showcase” preceding the competition finals. Six amazing teams were awarded cash and in-kind prizes for their innovative startup businesses, including “CATX,” who was curing cancer with mathematics, and “360 VR,” who designed a software to map out buildings for Firefighters and First Responders. The competition was tough, but it proved to be a great experience for Second Chances Farm and offered lots of exposure.
“The green collar revolution that’s headed to wilmington”
February 27, 2019 - Technical.ly Delaware asks Second Chances founder, Ajit George, about Opportunity Zones, Recidivism, Compassionate Capitalism, Hydroponics, and Green Collar Jobs. “Green,” Ajit says, “because it’s organic, it’s pesticide free, and it’s herbicide free. And it’s about growing food locally. This is not a hobby, this not a corner garden in the summer, it’s about growing food year round, on a production scale.”
Delaware Business Times
“Vertical farms envisioned as a path out of recidivism”
February 20, 2019 - Founder, Ajit George, was interviewed by Delaware Business Times to discuss how Second Chances Farm plans to fight the cycle of incarceration in Delaware and grow healthy, local produce in urban areas with indoor agriculture. “By planting these seeds in economically disadvantaged areas designated as Opportunity Zones, we can grow and nurture a new crop of Compassionate Capitalists and Green Collar jobs,” George said. “The only way to grow is up!”
Also featured in the article are Delaware Secretary of Agriculture, Michael T. Scuse, and Stephen Sye, Executive Director of Pete du Pont’s Freedom Foundation.
Pete Du pont freedom foundation
“Reinventing delaware award”
December 5, 2018 - At the end of 2018, Second Chances Farm won #1 Best Idea at Pete DuPont Freedom Foundation’s “Reinventing Delaware 2018.” After a written application and three intense rounds of pitching competition among 100 other amazing and innovative business ideas, founder, Ajit George took home FIRST PRIZE as the top idea for making Delaware a better place to live, work, and raise a family.