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Vertical farming

New OEM-agreement for shelf-and-lighting panels for vertical farming

Senmatic and LED iBond International have entered a strategic partnership for OEM delivery of shelves with built-in grow light to be included in Senmatic’s offering of industrial vertical farming solutions. The new vertical farming shelves are based on LED iBond’s patented lighting fixture, which…

Vertical Future

Can vertical farming grow beyond herbs and leaves?

In the early 20th century German-Jewish scientist Fritz Haber and his colleague Carl Bosch worked out a way to synthesise ammonia, making it possible to create industrial amounts of fertiliser for the first time. It’s said that two out of five humans on the planet today owe their existence to the…

JPFA

Japan academia-industry body running online course on PFALs

The Japan Plant Factory Association (JPFA), a nonprofit organization committed to advancing controlled-environment agriculture, is running its Introductory Training Course in English online. The online course, which started on Oct. 8 for a run through Nov. 2, is available for not only members but also…

VertiVegies

Inside Singapore’s huge bet on vertical farming

Covid-19 has made food security a major issue. Now Singapore is investing heavily in high-tech farming as it tries to become more self-sufficient. A VertiVegies technician inspects leafy greens like bok choy, grown under LED lights at the company's vertical farm. From the outside, VertiVegies looked like…

LED lighting helps Canadian vertical farm to increase food production all year round

GoodLeaf Community Farms in Canada selected Signify to equip its new state-of-the-art farm with Philips Horticulture LED lighting. As a branded producer, GoodLeaf grows and packs fresh, nutritious, and pesticide-free micro and baby greens year-round. The company operates a 4,000-square-metre indoor…

Smith Family Greens

US (CO): Grower adds to Denver's vertical farm movement

"Sometimes greenhouses aren’t as efficient as you would think,"

Sometimes greenhouses aren’t as efficient as you would think, says Brian Smith. And after five years of working in one, Smith thought he could do better. So he started looking up. Smith Family Greens is a vertical farm that specializes in soon-to-be-certified organic microgreens for sale to restaurant…

Anna Nguyen

Tupperware helps astronauts grow food in space

Tupperware Brands announces the issuance of a U.S. patent for PONDS (Passive Orbital Nutrient Delivery System), a device designed to grow vegetables in low earth orbit with minimal maintenance."We are proud to have received a patent for the unique and novel design of PONDS," said Miguel Fernandez, Chief…

Plenty secures $140 million in Series D financing round

‌Plenty‌ ‌has secured a $140 million USD Series D round, led by existing investor Softbank Vision Fund 1 and including new investor Driscoll’s. The investment will be used to fuel Plenty’s growth, including the execution of recently announced commercial collaborations with Albertsons and Driscoll’s, and…

Interpretation and evaluation of electrical lighting in plant factories

In plant factories, light is fully controllable for crop production but involves a cost. For efficient lighting, light use efficiency (LUE) should be considered as part of…

Upward Farms

US (NY): Ultra-local Brooklyn-based aquaponics operation has national agenda

Originally founded in 2013 as Edenworks and previously known as Seed & Roe, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.-based Upward Farms takes an ecosystem-based approach to its aquaponics operation, which produces microgreens and “mercury-free, antibiotic-free, and hormone-free” striped bass, rated as a “Best Choice”…

Freshaholics

India: Aquaponics unit gets off the ground in Ludhiana vet varsity

Sanjay Dhotre Union minster of state for education, communication and electronics and IT, on Wednesday virtually inaugurated an ‘Aquaponics vertical farming system’ developed at Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU). The system was established by Centre for Development of…

Amazon Alexa Fund invests in vertical farming system for consumers

Chicago-based Rise Gardens, maker of in-home, smart hydroponic garden systems, has received an investment from the Amazon Alexa Fund. Building upon a $2.6M seed round that closed in May, the new funding will enable Rise Gardens to expand upon its mission of creating gardening systems for consumers. Rise Gardens…

Mayor Laura White-Brown

US (KY): AppHarvest launches container farm at high school

The newest classroom at Rowan County Senior High has big aspirations and it starts inside a shipping container. AppHarvest presented Rowan County students with one of the newest pieces of AgriTech Tuesday. The shipping container has been redesigned to grow fruits and vegetables with using LED technology…

New Jersey Department of Agriculture recognizes farmers in Farm to School program

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher recognized Drop the Beet Farms in Monmouth County as the 2020 winning farm for the Jersey Fresh Farm to School Farmer Recognition Award. The presentation took place on the farm during the 10th Annual Jersey Fresh Farm to School Week, being held September…

Kalera announces two new VPs of sales focused on foodservice and retail accounts

Kalera has hired two new executives to fill the positions of Vice President of Foodservice Sales and Vice President of Sales for Retail Accounts. The newly appointed VP of Foodservice Sales, Marc Jennings, brings with him over 20 years of experience in the foodservice industry. Mark Gagnon, VP of Sales…

Driscoll’s and Plenty agree to grow strawberries indoors

Driscoll’s and indoor vertical-farming company Plenty Unlimited Inc. announced a joint development agreement to grow Driscoll’s proprietary flavorful strawberries year-round…

Betsy McCue

UK: Growing Underground to open new site on London’s outskirts

A massive underground farm in Clapham is set to open a new site on London’s outskirts in a bid to ramp up its sustainable agriculture operations. Growing Underground cultivates micro herbs and salad leaves in a former Second World War air raid shelter, 33 metres beneath the streets of the capital. Using…

November 13, Copenhagen

Vertical Farming in a Nordic Context

The Association for Vertical Farming is part of the “Vertical Farming in a Nordic Context” conference in Copenhagen. The conference will gather industry, policy and academic…

webinar, October 15

Explore “Agriculture Amplified, Anywhere”

On October 15, 11:30AM Eastern Time, tune into a free virtual event featuring Dave Dinesen, CEO of CubicFarm Systems Corp., where he will discuss automated indoor-farming…

Publix

Publix is helping people connect with their food through hydroponics

The following information is derived from an interview Agritecture conducted with Curt Epperson, Business Development Director of Produce and Floral at Publix Super Markets.  Publix Super Markets, headquartered in Florida, is the largest employee-owned grocery chain in the United States. Since opening in 1930,…

Philippines: Partnership for aquaponics tech and center for urban agri

The Department of Agriculture (DA) of the Philippines and the Quezon City Local Government Unit (LGU) forged a new partnership to promote urban aquaculture and the use of aquaponics technology on October 7, 2020 at the Quezon City Hall. Agriculture Secretary William Dar and Mayor Joy Belmonte also…

CNBC

CNBC takes a look at the future of vertical farming

Irving Fain, Bowery Farming founder and CEO, and Hans Tung, GGV Capital managing partner and a Bowery Farming investor, join ‘Closing Bell’ to discuss the future of vertical farming, the IPO market and ByteDance. Watch a video of the discussion here at CNBC.

Muteero Farms

Food production in Africa: Aquaponic farming

Farming has gained a new appeal to African youth, as a growing number of entrepreneurs turn to agri-business. But unlike generations before them, these agri-preneurs are doing things rather differently. CGTN's Lindy Mtongana met with an aquaponic farmer in Nairobi - who relies on fish to grow his crops.  Martino…

Advancing indoor farming in Asia

Ahead of the virtual Asia-Pacific Agri-Food Innovation Summit, the summit's organizers caught up with David Farquhar, CEO at IGS about advancing indoor farming systems in Asia, new projects on the…

Fieldless Farms

CAN (ON): Farm Boy deal just the beginning for indoor farming startup

Within six months of completing construction on its Cornwall growing facility, Fieldless Farms’ produce could already be found on the shelves of more than 20 Farm Boy stores across Ontario. But armed with an aggressive expansion plan to bring more hydroponically grown vegetables to Canadians, CEO Jon…

Evergreens Farms

Vertical farm start-up wins Ahold Delhaize innovation pitch competition

Retail Business Services, the services company of Ahold Delhaize USA, named start-up Evergreens Farms winner of its supply chain innovation pitch competition. Evergreens and four other start-ups participated in the Supply Chain Seed start-up immersion program hosted by Retail Business Services and…

Plenty

A peek inside the 'farm of the future'

From the outside, the gray and white warehouse near the corner of Oris Street and Mona Boulevard seems like a thousand other mundane Southern California buildings. But the interior, once completed, will resemble a sketch from a futurist's daydreams. If all goes well, the 95,000-square-foot Compton…

Agragene

CubicFarms expands market for fresh produce system into insect farming

CubicFarms announced the sale of its automated, controlled-environment system to Agragene, a San Diego, US-based ag-tech company developing novel biological pest protection for crops, utilizing live sterile male insects as a form of insect pest control. This sale marks a new vertical for CubicFarms'…

Ÿnsect

Vertical insect farm raises $372 million

Insect farming startup Ÿnsect have extended their Series C funding to $372 million. The new capital will fund completion of the largest insect farm in the world, due to open in the city of Amiens, France in early 2022. Ÿnsect will produce 100,000 tons of insect products annually, as well as create 500…

Northern Michigan University

US (MI): NMU launches interdisciplinary indoor agriculture program

For the first time at Northern Michigan University, students have a hands-on opportunity to learn about the medicinal plant and food production industry. The university has implemented the first interdisciplinary indoor agriculture associate degree program in the country this semester. Assistant…

Optimising plant growth in vertical farms

In the video below, Lisanne Meulendijks, Researcher at Delphy Improvement Centre, Mike Zelkind, Cofounder and CEO of 80 Acres Farms and Mariska Dreschler discuss the latest insights in vertical farming.  Source: Greentech.

Flagship and leading international events secured for Q3/Q4 next year

VNU announces new schedule for 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, travel restrictions, and ongoing worldwide uncertainty, VNU Group modifies its show calendar to secure successful inter-regional exhibitions…

Vertical farm allows delivery of fresh herbs to London restaurants within hours

An empty London industrial unit has been transformed into a sophisticated indoor farming space dedicated to growing fresh herbs which can be delivered to the city’s restaurants within hours of harvesting all year round. The new Vertical Farm facility is being operated by Harvest London, a company…

The Farmbook Project

Indoor ag gets social with new Farmbook networking & data collection initiative

Controlled environment agriculture (CEA) has seen a renewed bout of interest recently, but there are plenty of stumbling points still plaguing the growing industry. A new non-profit initiative called The Farmbook Project is hoping to resolve some of those issues by providing indoor growers with more…

Hooton's Homegrown

Vertically farmed Anglesey watercress in Brynsiencyn, UK

Watercress grown on one of the island’s first Vertical Farms has sold out in hours at Hooton’s Homegrown, Brynsiencyn. James Hooton and his family are well known for growing quality fruit and vegetables and rearing their own livestock.  Their latest project, watercress, was grown as part of Menter Môn’s ‘TechTyfu’…

University of Alberta retrofits growchamber with new lighting

Located at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, the lab’s team of dedicated researchers led by Dr. R. Glen Uhrig are working around the clock to unlock the mystery…

John Perkins named new CFO of Upward Farms

Upward Farms, an aquaponics operation sustainably growing leafy greens and fish, has hired John Perkins as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer. He brings 25 years of proven results in the investment banking sector to this role, including expertise in mergers and acquisitions, public and private market…

Using LED grow lights and less irrigation makes stronger plants

Hort Americas is currently working on a germination and propagation project of leafy greens and culinary herbs. The project is in collaboration with their demonstration greenhouse partners, The State Fair of Texas and the Big Tex Urban Farms. Big Tex Urban farms provide the labor needed to grow and…

Association for Vertical Farming

"Shorten supply chains with urban farming"

There are many reasons why a government or international organization may advocate the introduction of urban indoor farming. The association for vertical farming looks at some of the main motivations for bringing agriculture closer to the consumer. While urban indoor agriculture may have seemed a…

Largest indoor farm to be built in Abu Dhabi

The world's largest indoor farm will be built in Abu Dhabi by a joint venture of firms from the Netherlands and the UAE. The AED650m ($177m) project will be developed by the…

"Vertical farming is not the answer for all of humanity's woes"

On the second day of the Vertical Farming World Congress, the speakers really got to the meat of the matter (or should that be to the leafy greens of the matter?). The day was opened with three presentations on market opportunities in the industry, given by Ian Cox of Innovate UK, Christine…

YesHealth

Vertical Farming World Congress kicks off with remote site visits

Under normal circumstances, participants in the Vertical Farming World Congress, organized by Zenith Global, would have been able to visit some vertical farming sites, see the lights, sample some produce, talk to the farm managers. With the global pandemic still raging, however, the organizers decided to…

Indoor farming business boosted by COVID-19, sustainability focus

Hydroponic and other indoor-farm produce businesses are growing in multiple ways in various parts of the Miami Valley and across the country as consumers look for alternatives…

"Vertical farming won’t replace all greenhouse production, but it’s more a combination of all of them"

“We have been studying the vertical farming market for a couple of years now. Today, we haven’t seen any new, exciting things I must say, but vertical farms continue to improve. More production systems become high-tech, from greenhouse growers to other farmers. It’s also more about looking at what is…

Dreamstime: Martin Bergsma

Nicola Kerslake elaborates on frequent struggles of indoor farmers looking for funding

Investors perception: “Cute millennials with a container farm”

Contain is a Fintech platform for indoor agriculture. Founded on the observation that 75% of indoor growers are looking for funding, and that many won’t receive it from traditional agriculture banks and traditional business banks. “The question for us is: ‘how do we help indoor farmers find the best…

"We will supply 2 million kg of fresh produce to the UAE market in 2021"

VeggiTech is an agrotech organization based in the UAE with the sole aim of disrupting the agriculture industry. It has over 40 acres of farms within the UAE that support sustainable and environmentally friendly farming across the entire year; this includes greenhouses, net houses, organic farms as well…

iFarm

Determining plant weight with photos

iFarm together with EORA have completed the development of a new neural network model, allowing growers to determine the weight of a plant by its photo. The autonomous surveillance system for plant monitoring is based on artificial intelligence technologies, computer vision in particular. Cameras fixed…

IGS signs significant export deal with Jungle to supply French retail market

Indoor agritech specialist IGS has today announced a significant export deal with experienced French urban agriculturalists, Jungle. The multi-million-pound deal will introduce IGS indoor growing platforms to Jungle’s operations, initially outside Paris, to grow a variety of crops to supply major French…

Facebook: AGT Seedlings Supply

Former sales associate now runs his own seedling business without owning land

As opposed to what other people think, one doesn’t have to buy a lot in order to start a farm business. Arnel Tandang, 50, operations manager and owner of AGT Seedlings Supply, proves that establishing an agricultural enterprise is possible even if you don’t own property.  Tandang, who rents land to run his…

Gecurrent

5 questions to answer before starting a vertical farm

Indoor farming is a science—but that doesn’t mean you have to be a scientist to start one. Plenty of people with diverse backgrounds, from finance and business to hospitality (and yes, agriculture and science) enter the world of indoor vertical farming. Regardless of your past experience, if you are…

US (NC): Opportunity zones and criminal justice reform are changing lives in Wilmington

In his inaugural address, President Trump promised “the forgotten men and women of America will no longer be forgotten.” Over the past three and a half years, the Trump…

Little Leaf Farms

Little Leaf Farms doubles greenhouse growing capacity and broadly expands across East Coast

Little Leaf Farms, which grows the number one, best-selling crunchy baby green lettuce in the United States, is doubling its sun-drenched, greenhouse-growing capacity to 10 acres of lettuce fields under glass, producing more than two million packages of lettuce each month, and broadening distribution of…

Infarm

Infarm raises $170M during pandemic to grow largest urban vertical farming network in the world

Infarm announced $170 million investment raised in the first close of a Series C funding round expected to reach $200 million. Led by LGT Lightstone, the first round included participation by investors Hanaco, Bonnier, Haniel, and Latitude and was supported by existing Infarm investors Atomico,…

Webinar 28 September 2020

The state of vertical farming in Asia

This webinar is designed for vertical farmers, cultivation and operation teams, support technology companies, business executives as well as investors looking to connect with…

Vertical farming to shape food’s future

The first Vertical Farming World Congress will be held online from 22nd to 24th September, bringing together the sector’s top minds and businesses, who believe the coronavirus…

Infarm has launched on Vancouver Island

Powered by technology and deep knowledge in farming, the modular and cloud-based approach uses 99.5% less space, 95% less water, and 90% less transportation to produce diverse greens that are free of chemical pesticides. The vegetables and greens are grown entirely in-store, and harvested for sale on a…

Shahein Fitzpatrick

Women prove age is no barrier to innovate farming enterprise

A trio of local women who are making waves in the farming sector have shared how their successful partnership came about, the challenges they face and the importance of local entrepreneurship. Roberta Williams, 72, is proud to be the oldest of the business team, which also includes Carolyn McCoy, 60, and…

Bringing local greens to Ontario year-round

The GoodLeaf Farms' 4,000-square-metre indoor vertical farm is now fully operational. The state-of-the-art farm is fully automated and equipped to grow microgreens and baby…

Agritecture

Key differences of growing vegetables vs. cannabis indoors

With legal cannabis becoming a growing part of the agriculture industry worldwide, it is not only sentiments toward cannabis that are changing. content by Agritecture Cannabis has a particular way of growing, so the industry and those looking to break in can’t treat it like they would a head of lettuce or a…

Island AgTech

Boosting Caribbean food security through climate-resilient greenhouse systems

Caribbean islands import plenty of fresh produce, some even up to 100% with no local farming at all. Islands are obliged to import nearly everything in terms of food and fresh produce. “The import dependency has become acute because of COVID-19. It’s a complex economy here, as it’s normally based on…

IGS senior team expands further as technology innovator welcomes Head of HR

Senior HR leader, Donald Mackenzie, has joined IGS, the Scottish-based agritech and smart spaces business, as Head of HR. His appointment is the latest in a series undertaken…

Urban Crop Solutions

ModuleX Plant Factory produces basil at costs below €10/kg

Urban Crop Solutions presented their new “ModuleX Plant Factory” at a launch webinar with 500 registrations from 40 countries, of which 245 attended the event live. The webinar was hosted by Henry Gordon-Smith, CEO of Agritecture, an independent horticultural consulting firm. During the webinar, CEO Tom…

Certhon

Certhon investigates indoor conditions for beef tomatoes

Certhon has recently started a new research on indoor cultivation of beef tomato in its Innovation Centre in Poeldijk. Rui Yin, Certhon’s R&D engineer and agronomist says: “We have been focusing on different tomato cultivation for at least five years now.” The project was kicked off on the request of a…

Farm.One

Vertical mini-farm at Whole Foods Market in Manhattan West

Farm.One, a Manhattan vertical farm, launched its latest mini-farm at the newly opened Whole Foods Market Manhattan West. Farm.One custom designed the farm for the Manhattan West store and maintains the on-site mini-farm to supply the in-store prepared food and beverages with freshly grown and harvested…

New Aponix plant plug holder

Aponix has re-invented the single-use plastic netpot and replaced it with a reusable young plant plug holder that includes an optional metal trellis holder. The aponix vertical barrel components are meant to be robust horticulture building blocks for commercial production activities and prosumer solutions enabling users to set up…

IQ Crops

“You cannot survive without data anymore”

The DKG Group started in the early ’90s. DKG’s main sectors are intelligent supplies trade, consulting & branding services, research & training and veggies hydroponic production. The Group has expanded itself in the Balkans and the Southeast Mediterranean countries. “People are enthusiastic about health…

Verde Compacto

“We are developing a sustainable technology that uses 75% less LED lighting”

Verde Compacto, a Mexican start-up, producer of container farms and indoor farming growing technologies, has seen significant demand for their growing systems during the pandemic.  "COVID is driving this market forward because people want to know what is behind their food and their diets. Logistic chains in…

Is hydroponic farming actually sustainable?

According to the UN, the world is on the brink of its worst food crisis in 50 years. The global food industry is searching for a more sustainable and accessible system for producing healthy food, particularly fresh fruit and vegetables. Techniques such as hydroponics and vertical farming may provide the…

SweGreen

Netled’s vertical farming system delivered to in-store farm in ICA Focus supermarket

We have delivered a vertical farming system to our distributor SweGreen’s project in Sweden. SweGreen has agreed on providing ICA Focus, one of Sweden’s biggest supermarkets in Gothenburg, an automated in-store farming solution. The greens are grown within the store and harvested directly off the shelf.…

Greenhouse, outdoor, or indoor: Which kale is healthiest?

Urban populations have plenty of access to calorie-dense, nutrient-poor foods. In order to move to a healthier diet, however, they need access to vegetables and other micronutrient-dense foods, according to Danish economist Per Pinstrup-Andersen, who says it's time to take vertical indoor farming…

Showering gets you basil:

Using wastewater for herb cultivation

In the park at the Berlin Gleisdreck, right next to the volleyball fields of "Beach 61", lettuces, basil, rocket, chard, sage, oregano and parsley sprout on a wooden wall four…

Jake Savageau, COO at FarmBox Foods

"There’s a huge potential in helping African countries become self-reliant and self-sufficient”

FarmBox Foods is aiming to scale its production of shipping container farms significantly by the end of 2020. “We have been working with some exciting partners outside the private sector, like Ministries of Agriculture in West Africa. There’s a huge potential in helping African countries become…

The tech behind UAE's road to self sufficiency

Food production must increase by 70%, according to UN estimates, as the global population hits 10 billion by 2050. On November 28, 2018, Mariam Hareb Almheiri, United Arab Emirates’ Minister of State for Food Security, presented the National Strategy for Food Security, with the aim, among others, to make…

IKEA Korea

IKEA Korea launches Leap year of Sustainability in FY21

Home furnishing retailer IKEA Korea announced the launch of FY21 brand campaign, ‘Good for me, Good for my home’. The new campaign will focus on driving a sustainable home furnishing movement in Korea, inspiring and enabling the many people to start living a better, more sustainable life at home while…

KETOS

Food safety, starting with water

“Some people tend to have a myopic view that water safety is only a third world problem, however that isn’t the case. Understanding water composition is mission-critical to people and businesses around the world, so we need to start with water quality in our own backyard “. - Meena Sankaran  Predictable water insights Indoor farms…

Call for funding to support vertical farming in northwest Cameroon

Vertical farming takes off in Cameroon

An ambitious new project to redesign agricultural practices and food stability is currently underway in Cameroon. The project is managed by the CDVTA, Community Development Volunteers for Technical Assistance, in collaboration with the Association for Vertical Farming and aims to improve the lives of…

Ti Gong

Doctor grows vegetables for Antarctic team

Dr Hu Miao, from Shanghai East Hospital, has been working at China’s Great Wall Station in the Antarctic since December 4. As this year’s doctor in the polar region, Hu not only treats scientific investigation team members if they get sick, but also grows vegetables. Vegetables contain vitamins that are…

Advice for new CEA entrants by urban-gro's Mark Doherty

“There are challenges to growing food indoors, many of which have been figured out by cannabis producers!”

Mark Doherty, Executive VP of Operations with urban-gro talks about how he got into Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) with food crops, then into cannabis, and how he would now like to help new ‘food entrants’ in the CEA world with the knowledge he has gained. “Ten years ago, I started an indoor…

Agritecture

The urban farm rethinking the use of space in São Paulo

The founding partner of Fazu, an urban farm in São Paulo, was flying over the metropolis of 12+ million people when he noticed just how much unused gray spaces dominated the landscape from above. A thought stuck with him: “Why not use hydroponics to color up the city’s rooftops and slabs while also…

S'Pore Farm

Christine Zimmerman discusses vertical farming trends

“If we really want to make a change, we should intensively invest in innovation and technique in Africa”

Vertical farming is a rapidly growing industry, and there are many challenges and opportunities. In this interview with Christine Zimmermann-Loessl, Chairwoman at the Association for Vertical Farming, she discusses the latest trends and developments within the vertical farming sector worldwide. What are…

AgroUrbana

Pablo Bunster, Co-founder and CCO of AgroUrbana

“In our next farm, we will be able to use 100% renewable energy”

As Chile has been in a complete lockdown since mid-May, AgroUrbana is lucky to continue its operations. “It’s not easy, because you have to change the way of operating, the interactions, and in-farm activities, even when food safety was already key to the company culture. Our customers have been ordering…

Smart Acres

Lettuce from Abu Dhabi indoor farm to go on sale in September

Fresh greens from a new vertical farm in Abu Dhabi city will go on sale for the first time in September. The vegetables are grown under LED lights inside eight converted shipping containers using hydroponics - where crops are grown with nutrient-rich water instead of soil. The lettuce will sell for Dh40…

Wangree Fresh

TH: "We are lacking research here to back up the benefits of indoor growing"

Thai startup Wangree Fresh has been in the market for over two years now. Krisana Tamvimol, Founder and CEO has done research on more than 200 local vegetables. Eventually, he decided to grow four different vegetables in his Wangree Fresh farm: kale, spinach, rockets and swiss chard. Wangree Fresh has…

Big Tex Urban Farms

US (TX): 17,000 pounds of produce harvested at Big Tex Urban Farms

Fair Park is home to an urban farm that's still growing and giving despite the cancellation of the State Fair of Texas. Drew Demler, the director of horticulture, joins Good Day to explain how his harvest is helping in South Dallas.  Have a look at the farm in the video below: Source: Fox 4 News 

Agtech startup iFarm raises $4M for automated indoor farming

iFarm, a startup that provides innovative solutions for growing fresh greens, berries and vegetables, raised $4M in funding. The round was led by Gagarin Capital, that previously invested in the project. Other investors include Matrix Capital, Impulse VC, IMI.VC and several business angels.The company…

TU Berlin relies on shower water as a resource for food production

Fresh vegetables from the "Shower-Tower 61"

Shower water as a resource in food production: In the vertical hydroponics farm in Berlin's Gleisdreieck Park, salads, edible flowers and herbs are to be cultivated…

Urban Crop Solutions launches new “Modulex Plant Factory”

Indoor Vertical Farming is a fast-emerging agriculture technology which provides compelling solutions to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals: waste less food and support local farmers (Goal 2), avoid wasting water (Goal 6) and provide decent work (Goal 8). However, few early adopters are…

Intelligent agricultural park under construction in the west of China

Chongqing Shugu Farm is the rural cultural revitalization base of the Liangping District. It covers an area of over 26.6 hectares and is designed and constructed by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and Beijing Zhonghuan Yida Facilities Horticulture Technology Company. The facility applies big…

US (NY): Wall-to-fork fresh produce comes to Monsey

The world of freshly harvested greens and herbs is looking up – literally – in Monsey, NY. The iconic Evergreen Market is debuting a revolutionary 20-foot high geoponic (soil-based) wall farm that lets customers not only choose clean, fresh-picked produce but also see exactly where it comes from. The…

in partnership with Whole Cities Foundation

GrowGeneration to donate hydroponic growing systems to urban farms and nonprofits

GrowGeneration Corp. announced its partnership with Whole Cities Foundation. Founded by Whole Foods Market in 2014, the independent, nonprofit organization is based in Austin,…

Vertical Harvest

US (WY): Yield a big harvest in a small space

Vertical Harvest opened its first vertical farm in Jackson Hole, WY in 2008. They set out with a mission to farm in an urban setting, and offer meaningful employment to people with developmental disabilities. Their first location has been successful on both fronts, and they are bringing that mission to…

Unfold company launched with USD 30 million in initial funding

Bayer and Temasek team up to develop vegetable varieties for vertical farming

Leaps by Bayer, the impact investment arm of Bayer AG and Temasek, the global investment company headquartered in Singapore, announced the joint investment and formation of a new company, Unfold. The new venture will focus on innovation in vegetable varieties with the goal of lifting the vertical farming…

thezebra.com

Agrihoods are a rising trend in American agriculture

As interest in organic produce and sustainable lifestyle continues to rise, many have found an alternative community that meets both these needs and more just outside of the city.  Agrihoods are neighborhoods built around a working community farm or garden. Residents are encouraged to volunteer their time,…

Agritecture

Is indoor farming critical to the local food economy?

Over the last few years, we have witnessed a steady rise in demand for locally sourced food. Markets are carrying more local options, restaurants are growing their own food, even cocktails have “craft, local ingredients” stirred in them. What’s driving this trend? It seems that our palates have been changing, together…


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