Vertical Farm Grows 65,000 Pounds Of Lettuce In Shipping Containers

Posted on Sep 12 2016 - 10:19am by UOG


In Los Angeles, three farms are changing the face of urban farming. They don’t grow food outside, but rather inside of three small shipping containers.

“The startup uses vertical hydroponic farming, a method where plants grow year-round with LEDs rather than natural sunlight.  Instead of soil, the seeds lie on trays with nutrient-rich water, stacked from the floor to the ceilings inside the shipping containers. The containers live inside Local Roots’ warehouse in California.”

The farms are comprised of 3, 320-square foot shipping containers which are able to produce as much food as four acres of traditional farmland.

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