A unique vertical farm opened in the place of the former tobacco factory in Moscow, Russia.
The mayor of Moscow, Mr. Sergey Sobyanin, who was present at the official opening, mentioned that “this is the biggest project in the world in capacity with the use of such technology”. He expressed surprise that in such a megapolis as Moscow, there appeared a greens growing farm.
Vertical farming is rather widely spread around the world and the technology is applied more and more often in projects with bigger amounts of investments and smaller acreages. Due to multiple layers there will be picked 10 times more greens here than in a traditional greenhouse. The innovative complex will grow lettuce, herbs and microgreens with the use of hydroponics and organic fertilizers only. Close water circuit allows for saving resources and minimizing the negative effect on the environment.
The enterprise employ 280 local dwellers. With the coming expansion, up to 700 associates will be needed.