Inspiring Technology

These Vertical Farms Use No Soil and 95% Less Water

It’s been the premise of many futuristic sci-fi utopian fantasies: vertical farming in cities and space ships, using resources efficiently to grow food for booming populations. Now, thanks to technological innovation, this vision has become a reality in the most unlikely of places – a warehouse in Newark, New Jersey.

This amazing method of farming, called “Areoponics”, uses air and mist to grow veggies. They are now building out a new 70,000 square foot facility in a former steel mill. Once completed, it’s expected to grow 2 million pounds of greens per year, making it the largest indoor vertical farm in the world. Could this be the farm of the future?

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