Quality, efficiency, and sustainability are a few words that stand out regarding the process of Shepherdsville’s new indoor farm, Square Roots.
“We grow from seed to harvest in about 26 days on average, so it’s much lesser than a traditional farm, and also, we use about 90% less water because we recycle all of our water through filtration so that the nutrients stay good in the water so the plants grow,” said Joey Hightower, the general manager of the farm.
This is a concept that Square Roots’ co-founder, Tobias Peggs, started in Brooklyn, New York, in 2016. What began in a parking lot has now expanded to five farms in Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, and now Kentucky.
“We’d like to collaborate with the local community, bring field farmers in to see what we’re doing, learn from their experiences and observations, and yeah, just be a good member of the local community,” said Peggs.