Vertical Farming has been in and out of the news for a decade now. It used to be regarded as just another way to squeeze extra money out of wealthy hipsters looking for a cool new lifestyle product to tell their friends about. But massive cost reductions in renewable technology combined with some serious advances in technological efficiencies have brought vertical farming closer to the mainstream and now the big money is wading in to invest in these facilities in every major city around the world.
ERRATA : Hi Folks – as many of you have pointed out, I made a mistake when I said that Ultraviolet lights are used in vertical farms. In fact, it is not ultraviolet light – that would burn the plant. It’s a mix of red and blue light, which is the part of the light spectrum that the plant absorbs. My apologies for this error.
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Growing Underground – London UK
Sky Greens – Singapore
Kalera – various US states
Aero Farms- New Jersey
Aero Farms – Danville, Virginia
Plenty – San Francisco
Local Root – Los Angeles
Square Roots (Kimbal Musk) – New York & Michigan
Bowery Farms – New York
Badia Farms – Dubai, UAE
Nordic Harvest – Denmark
Sananbio – China
Stacked Farms – Australia
Shoots Microgreens – Wellington, New Zealand
Rodi Vertical Farm – Kenya
Growing fruit and veg in vertical farms
Growing Wheat in vertical farms
If you are a vertical farming company and you’re not on the list of links above, my apologies – let me know at daveb@justhaveathink, and I’ll add your details.
Dr. Jonathan Foley Article
Green Biz Article
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