Added by on 2016-03-17

In a country with very little arable land (only 12% compared with 20% in the US), in one of the most populated cities in the world, one company chose to give up 43,000 square feet of valuable workspace to grow food. In the Tokyo headquarters of human resources company Pasona Group they grow 200 species of fruits and vegetables and even rice that are harvested and served to employees. The indoor urban farm doesn’t just provide food, but by mixing work space and farm space, the company tries to provide a healthier quality of life for employees. Here green isn’t just a window dressing: immediately upon entering the building you walk over a 1,000-square-foot rice paddy, continue through an okra field and you enter the vine-covered “tomato guest room” or the “vegetable factory” filled with hundreds of hydroponic heads of lettuce. On the second floor, fruit trees form partition walls between meeting spaces, bean sprouts are grown under benches and herbs grow on shelving along the walls. Even the outside of the building is covered in plants helping keep the building cool in summer and warmer in winter. According to the farm’s designers Kono Designs, “it is the largest and most direct farm-to-table of its kind ever realized inside an office building in Japan.” Original story: Related PostsWorld’s largest indoor vertical farm uses 95 percent less water and produces more foodHydroponics Store Legally Grows Medicine More Valuable than Weed aka CannabisBYE BYE to traditional outdoor farming as new indoor farm is 100 times more productive than fields!Hydroponic Farm Grows 350 Varieties of Vegetables with 90 minerals to Grow the best tasting foodEasy Vertical Hydroponics Tower Garden – Even Beginners Can Grow FoodAeroponics Farm grows organic aeroponic food

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  • Yvonne Luke 1 year ago

    Truly Smart!!!

  • Mavocado 1 year ago


  • Lily pad 1 year ago

    this would be cool, but it would have been cooler if they cut out the ceiling and let natural light shine through from all angles or something that would be neat…but this is a start

  • nuts ches 1 year ago

    Pasona is a very bad company anyway.

  • Lecksis G 1 year ago

    ha!seen a japanese sleeping in the cefeteria…

  • dappergen 1 year ago

    is this monsanto?

  • DixieGirl9876 1 year ago

    A prime example of how all buildings should be. Better for everyone and nature.

  • Stephen Kong 1 year ago

    I would love to dine at their canteen.

  • Warsteiner Deutschland 1 year ago

    Reality Check: Many of these companies are simply following social trends. They are not sincere regarding environmental protection.

  • Paulie RAWR 1 year ago

    They say farm in office i hear Self Sustaining Apocalypse shelter!!!! XD

  • Farhi Rosley 1 year ago

    This might be expensive but it is waaaaaay better than spending on gold pillars and diamond faucet ie like trump towers.

  • Kalvin One 1 year ago

    Amazing. Where is the aquaponic system? How do you create the aquaponic mixture of all nutrients? Someone does it or a machine? Can you show the perfect mixture of all nutrients?

  • Cesar Jazmin 1 year ago


  • Xiang Qiu 1 year ago

    often time it takes more energy to grow those things. So it is not environmentally friendly at all as some people thought

  • DxsPro 1 year ago


  • Casimir P 1 year ago

    Technically thats not a vertical farm. It's just cool decon for the ultra rich.

  • Daliwolf Bacon 1 year ago

    Genius!!!! The plants produce great fresh food, and help to remove carbon dioxide from the building. The plants block the sun in the summer, and let sun in during the winter! So very creative! Love it!

  • Marlon Kevlar 1 year ago

    Research has shown that working in green spaces boosts creativity. It would be interesting to find out if there is a productivity gain for Pasona Groups workforce…