What is the AeroFarms Community Farms Program?
AeroFarms brings its pioneering indoor vertical farming technology to local settings like schools, corporate cafeterias, and community centers with year-round access to fresh and nutritious leafy greens. Our custom vertical farm allows students and adults to participate in the full growing process from seed to salad, while experiencing the benefits of hyper-local, sustainable food production. By rooting our program in science and education, we empower the next generation of scientists, chefs, and technologists to help grow the best plants possible for the betterment of humanity.
Where Are Community Farms Located?
AeroFarms partners to place farms wherever a community is interested in healthy eating and access to hyperlocal food production
Partner Spotlight: Audible
Audible is an Amazon Company headquartered in downtown Newark, New Jersey. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, AeroFarms began a program with Audible in 2022 to bring more healthy eating options and employee wellbeing programming to their Innovation Cathedral office space. Watch the video to learn more about how AeroFarms and Audible are partnering to enrich on-site food service for employees.
Partner Spotlight: Jersey City
AeroFarms partnered with Jersey City and the World Economic Forum, as part of their Healthy Cities and Communities 2030 Initiative, to increase individual and community health by providing access to healthy foods. The AeroFarms program with Jersey City will consist of 10 vertical farms deployed throughout the city, including in public housing complexes, senior centers, schools, and other municipal buildings. Watch the video to learn more about how AeroFarms and Jersey City are partnering together.
Partner Spotlight: Philip’s Academy Charter School
Since 2011, AeroFarms has been partnered with Philip’s Academy Charter School (PACS) to enhance student learning with hands-on STEAM education through a farm in the classroom and later in the cafeteria. Former First Lady Michelle Obama visited the PACS farm as part of her 2016 tour to promote health and wellness. Watch the video to learn more about the program.
Why Should I Start an AeroFarms Community Farm Program?
There are many reasons to start a Community Farm Program, depending on the interests of your organization and community. You may want to:
- Enable hands-on science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) education
- Promote healthy eating with access to approximately 6,000 servings of fresh and nutritious leafy greens per year
- Create understanding of benefits of hyperlocal food production for the community
- Inspire learning to address challenges like climate change with indoor farming
- Engage community through shared food and programming
How Do I Get Started?
To get started, simply contact us and complete some basic information about your organization and interests. We’ll be in touch if we’re available in your community and able to share more information about our program.
Learn More About the Community Farms Program
See our frequently asked questions below for more information about our process.