Vertical farming brings locally grown produce into urban areas

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High demand for organic produce in urban areas where it is hard to grow

Solution: Compact vertical urban farms

Vertical farming brings farms out from the fields into the warehouse. Vertically farming uses the aeroponic design of nutrient supplemented water and LED lights to grow produce without sun or soil, indoors. This system can produce up to 75% more food in the same amount of space as a traditional farm, and it uses less water than traditional methods, no pesticides, and can grow year around since weather is not a factor.

Additionally placing the farms in urban areas brings freshly grown produce to food deserts where healthy food is often hard to find.

Vertical farming is still establishing its place in the food market, but it is a viable solution to providing fresh, organic, food in our most urban areas.

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Dave Cannon is a Seattle-based entrepreneur and consultant to nonprofits and small businesses. He loves Thai food and takes terrible photographs. You can follow him on Linkedin.
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