Stacked Farm:

Set to deliver first fully automated commercial facility early 2022

“We set out to remove the bottlenecks from 'version 1' vertical farms, where a lot of vertical farming players are now. We have solved the challenges that restrict maximum output and efficiency in these premises,” says Michael Spencer, CCO at Stacked Farm, an Australian vertical farm. Established in…

South Korea finishes construction of mega smart farm complex in rice belt

South Korea has finished the construction of a mega smart farm complex that is about the size of 30 football fields in a rural area. The complex of smart farm facilities is designed to become an incubator for automated agricultural technologies and smart farm-related startups. South Korea has tried to…

Telangana Today

India: Kashmiri saffron now grown in Telangana

Kashmiri saffron, one of the most expensive spices in the world, has always been a preferred choice for many. From Hyderabadi biryani to desserts, saffron is used to give dishes a unique flavor. However, what if one does not grow saffron in Kashmir but instead does it in Telangana? One Hyderabad-based…

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Dhaka entrepreneurs build indoor vertical farm in megacity

The vertical indoor farm in Dhaka's Mirpur is built by four young entrepreneurs at an abandoned house, known as 'Farm Imagination.' The indoor vertical farm, built with a hydroponic system, produces different varieties of salad and vegetables, including lettuce, buckthorn, basil, celery, capsicum, and…

Belgian man grows saline vegetables in vertical farm

At the moment, Jan Bracke has the only vertical farm with saline vegetables in Europe. "It was a process of trial and error," he explains in an interview with the Vlaams…

GREATIT:

Italy: Growing demand for tailored container farms

“Although we recently entered the Italian market, we are receiving many requests for our farms. The most attractive part of it is that we can offer tailored technologies in which we can reduce environmental and economic costs of the farm structure,” Daniele Bertocchi, Co-founder of GREATIT says.  Daniele Bertocchi…

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S.A.: Engineer grows hops hydroponically on rooftop in Johannesburg

Construction engineer Khaya Maloney grows hops – the key ingredient in beer – hydroponically on a rooftop on Johannesburg's Constitution Hill. Maloney, who studied civil engineering, worked in the corporate sector for a year and just knew he did not like it. He had always been interested in…

Aruba taking first steps to food self-sufficiency with new greenhouse

Aruba is a small island in the Caribbean Sea that relies almost entirely on imported food to survive. 297 Farm saw the extensive problems this dependence brought with it and decided to try and remedy the situation by growing food locally. First, they built a vertical farm, and now, a greenhouse is under…

Iceland: Covering 75% of retail demand by tackling local trends

“It’s not just about single or multiple layers, but rather about the control, that should be the driver. In Iceland, the country will benefit from high-density farming, but the biggest factor, in my opinion, is control,” says Andri Guðmundsson, Co-founder and Partner at VAXA. VAXA broke ground in…

Alternative sustainable food growing methods

In this episode of YouTube account Garden Style, host P. Allen Smith will discuss alternative sustainable food growing methods. From indoor vertical gardens to hydroponic gardening methods, Allen visits unique sustainable farms that are revolutionizing farming practices.  Have a look at the video below.

Indonesia: A visit to Sentra Farm

YouTuber OritMozi has paid a visit to the Indonesian Sentra Farm. The company's mission is to nourish the urban community by providing a hyper-local leafy greens in an environmentally responsible way. ​"Our produce is grown in a controlled ecosystem that gives the plant a perfect amount of light, air,…

The News

CAN: Brothers bring UP vertical farms to Pitt Meadows

The Rashti brothers are aiming high with their new venture UP Vertical Farms in Pitt Meadows. Bahram Rashti explains they are not only stacking their trays of crops 12 levels high, but their goal is to produce enough greens to supply all the bags of salad the province needs. That accomplished, they plan…

Artisan Green:

Singapore: In conversation with Ray Poh

Through the weekly series In Conversation With, TheHomeGround Asia amplifies and celebrates the ideas, achievements and experiences of extraordinary individuals who are creating ripples in unique ways. This week, the YouTube Channel series visits Ray Poh, an indoor urban farmer who and founded the local…

WitaWeg bringing microgreens to markets throughout Warsaw

"In Poland, new microgreens farms are opening every month in different cities. We are currently working to meet Warsaw’s needs, after which we’ll think about expanding,” says Hanna, spokesperson of Polish microgreens producer WitaWeg. WitaWeg produces its microgreens in a 25-square foot space on the first…

“Everyone needs a man cave and I have one”

Ross Lewis has an indoor farm where he grows a dozen varieties of microgreens. His 2000 square foot man cave is the headquarters of Rain City Greens.  “The greens are more nutritious when they're in their smaller form,” he says, “because it's right when it starts to grow that it's most nutritious. That seed…

Plantfarm, a large-scale salad manufacturer in the Korean market

Plantfarm is a smart farming company. As a salad manufacturer in the Korean market, the company has developed its own technologies for smart farming. The company grows and provides about 100 different types of vegetables including sprout vegetables, paprika, herbs, and special vegetables.   

Fischer Farms:

UK: Aiming to commercialize vertically produced leafy greens at scale

Food production is often pointed to as a major contributor to climate change. Not only does it account for more than a quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions, but intensive agriculture also depletes finite resources, including water, land, and forests. However, efforts to reform the sector remain in…

Facebook: New Hope Farmacy

US (MN): Aiming to be the mushroom hub of the Midwest

Facing the nondescript brick facade outside New Hope Farmacy, you'd never guess that within the building lies the largest indoor mushroom farm in the country. Also inside is a small team with big visions for this fungi operation in suburban Minnesota.  "It feels like we are on a volcano that's about to erupt,"…

Lake Region Electric Cooperative highlights hydroponics

After their first produce sale to Larry's Supermarket in Pelican Rapids, Minnesota's Lake Region Electric Cooperative's latest pilot program on hydroponics is in full production. Since installing a hydroponic GroShed at their headquarters in July 2021, LREC has been learning the ins and outs of…


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