Science Nonfiction: Vertical Farming

January 17, 2017 In The Martian, Mark Watney staved off certain death by developing an ultra-efficient space potato farm. In Newark, Aerofarms has just opened the world’s largest vertical farm, capable of producing nearly 2M pounds of greens annually with minimal resources or environmental impact. Come have a taste of the future of food. We

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

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

July 5, 2016 Also watch the video at 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,

Indoor Farms Could Revolutionize Agriculture

May 23, 2016 By: Monica Rozenfeld   Farmers face many challenges when it comes to growing crops, whether it be maintaining fertile land, having the right amount of water and sunlight, or coping with drought or frost. Such hurdles could be avoided, however, by moving the farms indoors. That’s the idea behind AeroFarms of Newark,

Profits From Eco-friendly Vertical Farming Stack Up

May 20, 2016 By: Ramon Taylor   Vertical farming — a tech-savvy subset of farming in which plants are stacked indoors, floor-to-ceiling, using controlled-environment agriculture (CEA) methods — is growing rapidly, changing the business landscape of traditional supply chains and growing seasons. It is also having a profound effect on the environment. Ask Newark, New

Cities of the Future May Eat Plants Grown in the Air

November 20, 2014 AeroFarms has developed a vertical farming system that can grow organic baby leafy greens in urban settings. They’re doing it using aeroponics — the process of growing plants in mist without any soil — and plan to launch a branded product from a new 80,000-square-foot warehouse in Newark, New Jersey. AeroFarms CEO and

Vertical farming: The next big thing for food+tech

June 24, 2015 Watch the video at By: Morgan Brennan AeroFarms’ research lab is hard to find. The Newark, New Jersey, facility sits inside a storefront with paper-plastered windows and signs belonging to a part-urban-apparel-store-part-nightclub that used to inhabit the space. Find your way in, however, and it’s like stepping out of a concrete desert

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