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By Raegan Miller
Ketchikan Daily News 

Hydroponic farm grows in a shipping container in Ketchikan


October 14, 2021

Dustin Safranek/Ketchikan Daily News

Geoff and Jessica Jans, with their son Porter, stand next to one of the vertical gardens they farm in a container at Ketchikan Ever Greens.

As one of the rainiest cities in America, Ketchikan has learned to live with constant wet. A young couple is turning some of that water into a growing business. Literally.

Ketchikan Ever Greens, run by Jess and Geoff Jans, focuses on growing, harvesting and delivering a cornucopia of vegetables - all grown through hydroponics methods in a custom-built vertical farm, housed in a metal shipping container.

The Janses met in Ketchikan - Jess Jans' hometown - and left town to pursue other jobs related to tourism in 2009, they explained.

Now back in town with their young son, the family is back t...

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