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No sunlight, no soil, no problem: Vertical farms take growing indoors

Dec 28, 2016 By: Steven D’Souza Inside a windowless warehouse once used for paintball, with planes heading to nearby Newark airport overhead, an industrial park in New Jersey seems an unlikely place to find fresh locally grown produce. With LED lights standing in for the sun, and cloth replacing soil, the plants grown at AeroFarms …

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AeroFarms awarded multiple honors in Environmental, Business Leadership

PRESS RELEASE Newark, New Jersey December 1, 2016 After a year of unprecedented growth, AeroFarms, the world leader in indoor vertical farming, has been awarded both the New Jersey Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards and NJBiz.com’s Business of the Year Award. The Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards recognizes documented environmental benefit made by New Jersey businesses as well …

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As vertical farming grows, a new real estate opportunity takes root

It’s a staple of rosy pictures of our urban future, often viewed as the farming equivalent of flying cars. But vertical farming, long considered a curiosity, is starting to take root now. And according to the executive of one growing company, that means expanding beyond its niche, which offers a string of related commercial real …

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The farm that runs without sun or soil

September 5, 2016 By: Sophie Morlin-Yron What do you get if you cross a tech entrepreneur with a farmer? The world’s largest, and possibly most sophisticated indoor farm — where greens grow without sun, soil or water. Well, almost no water. AeroFarms, the company behind the venture, say they will use 95% less water than a …

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World’s largest vertical farm grows without soil, sunlight in Newark

August 14, 2016 By: Malavika Vyawahare An ambitious, almost fantastical, manifestation of agricultural technology is expected to come to fruition this fall. From the remains of an abandoned steel mill in Newark, New Jersey, the creators of AeroFarms are building what they say will be the largest vertical farm, producing two million pounds of leafy greens …

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A Vertical Farm Grows in Newark

August 1, 2016 By: Baruch Shemtov Watch the video here. In a nondescript former paintball and laser tag facility in Newark lies an oasis. With layer after layer of thriving verdant greens stacked in vertical structures, AeroFarms is changing the farming process completely without any soil or sun at the company’s eighth facility.  

This Eco-Friendly Vertical Farm Uses 95 Percent Less Water and No Soil

July 6, 2016 By: Sierra Tishgart Urban indoor farming has gained serious traction in America this year, thanks to AeroFarms in Newark, New Jersey. Because of its innovative root-misting system, the company can use 95 percent less water than a field farm, and no pesticides, herbicides, or soil. (LED lighting replaces the sun, further reducing …

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This Farm of the Future Uses No Soil and 95% Less Water

July 5, 2016 Also watch the video at www.seeker.com. As urban populations continue to rise, innovators are looking beyond traditional farming as a way to feed everyone while having less impact on our land and water resources. Vertical farming is one solution that’s been implemented around the world. Vertical farms produce crops in stacked layers, …

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