Alida Burke is the Co-Founder and COO of The Growcer, a social enterprise addressing food insecurity with cost-effective, secure and sustainable local food production in remote, harsh climates. The Growcer’s flagship product, the 4th-Generation Arctic Growing System (AGS-IV), is a modular hydroponic system designed specifically for harsh climates that enables year-round commercial production of vegetables within shipping containers. The company now has 15 AGS installations across North America. They had the opportunity to pitch to investors on Dragon’s Den, and secured $250,000 in funding. Fast Company recognized The Growcer as one of the top 12 world-changing innovations in food. At the Community Builder of the Year Awards Gala, United Way Ottawa honoured Alida with the GenNext Award.