Jim Frasche


Chief Operating Officer, Turnkey Aquaponics

Jim has been developing year round growing systems, integrating specialty greenhouse structures with aquaculture, aquaponics, hydroponics, raised-bed and open field farming techniques in high altitude, cold climate, and arid locations. His urban farming model and high altitude greenhouse are featured at the Denver Housing Authority’s Sustainability Park, where he supports DHA’s mission to bring urban farming together with inner city housing models in food desert communities. Jim takes a financially centered approach to sustainability, and develops data supporting a P&L based approach to urban farming with a heavy emphasis on food safety and security. Jim enjoyed a successful executive career in construction machinery manufacturing, pre-engineered steel building products innovation and distribution, high-tech export trading services, and management consulting businesses. Jim teaches international marketing and area survey courses at Denver University and is frequently an invited speaker for educational, social and political organizations. His degree is in anthropology and international business management with professional certifications in greenhouse operations, food safety management, food security and bottled water operations.