US (CT): Bridgeport group offers vertically farmed vegetables for the ones in need

An indoor farm in Stratford is helping the group nOURish Bridgeport to provide fresh produce for those who are food insecure.The group feeds 1,500 people a week through its North Avenue pantry. Founder Rev. Sara Smith says she wanted to provide something better than secondhand produce. "I'm tired of…

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How Singapore is turning multi-story car parks into farms

And this is no small operation. It supplies nearby retailers with up to 400kg of vegetables a day, says Eyleen Goh, who runs a farm from the top deck of a car park in Singapore. "Singapore is quite small, but we have many car parks. It is pretty much the dream to have farms here to meet the needs of…

Belgium: In comparison to last year, we’ve doubled production, as well as our revenue

Ever since our last visit to PLNT, a vertical farm based in Belgium, things have changed drastically. Kicking off production at the Southend of Antwerp, right in the harbor, they’ve now moved on up to the Northern part of the city. Ever since October 2021, PLNT has been initiating its newest farm, the…

Boosting sustainable and local crop production in the UK

"We've just finished our pilot project and are now putting the final touches on our training facility allowing us to train staff in-house with our growing methods," says Grahame Dunling, COO of WorldWide Local Salads (WWLS).  Next up for WWLS in the upcoming six months is introducing quality salads to the…

Denmark: "60% of our turnover is derived from pea shoots sales"

About a year ago, we wrote about a Danish vertical farming company that grows its produce in a former slaughterhouse. And they still do! Business is thriving for Grow Up Farm as they're currently building a second growing cell of 180m2. Luckily, production has been going well ever since the Corona…

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US (NY): Asian greens are booming in New York

AllWell Greens is an indoor vertical farm that specializes in producing pesticide and herbicide-free Asian Greens in New York. “There is a lack of sustainably grown Asian greens in the current market, and we feel very well positioned to fulfill that demand as we expand. Our background in wholesale and…

US (NY): Food trends are driving the demand for specialty mushrooms

"We're quickly becoming the go-to brand in specialty mushrooms as many are looking for interesting varieties grown locally and in an environmentally friendly way. Others have grown mushrooms indoors for years, but the greatest thing about our controlled environment is that it allows us to be much cleaner…

Achieving autonomy on a biological level: let the plants take care of it

“In agriculture, we are hitting the limits of what we can do with synthetic chemistry, and the only way to become more productive with less is to let biology do the work for us. Aquaponics is one way of doing that,” says Jason Green, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Upward Farms. The…

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US (NJ): Creating job opportunities in sustainable farming for individuals with autism

Nearly half of 25-year-olds with autism have never held a paying job. Greens Do Good, a hydroponic, vertical farm in Hackensack, NJ, is doing its part to help change that. The trainees working on packing and transplanting practices at the farm "We have an easily reproducible concept that creates a…

Singapore: Minister of Agriculture visits Sky Greens

Recently, (YB Dato Sri) Dr. Stephen Rundi Utom, Minister of Agriculture Modernization and Regional Development of Sarawak, Malaysia, visited Sky Greens, a vertical farm based in Singapore. The farm is owned by Sky Urban VFS Pte Ltd.  The minister was shown around the entire building, but an introduction to…

Northern Ontario a food desert – or is it?

“Among other things, we are growing kale that is better than anything grown outdoors. It isn’t tough or bitter, and is what really built our popularity in the beginning,” says Erin Rowe, farmer at Truly Northern. Truly Northern is an indoor farming company established in 2017 when Erin and her husband…

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“We are always looking at where we can add value”

“At AeroFarms, we believe in growing the best crops possible for the betterment of humanity, whether that be producing crops for direct consumption, developing seeds and genetics or even producing resilient plant stock for indoor or outdoor agriculture. It’s all about where we can have an impact,” says…

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US (NJ): Historic facility turned into vertical farm, farm store, restaurant, teaching kitchen, and more

Not too far from the skyscrapers, yellow cabs, and coffee shops of NYC, a 30-minute drive out of the city brings us to Westfield, NJ. A classic turn of the century Victorian train station town, Westfield really wants to preserve its old buildings, such as the city theater, historic buildings and houses,…

US (SC): Get to know Renegade Acre Farm

In this video, Andy Fry gives a brief introduction to Renegade Acre Farm which is located in Newberry, South Carolina. The farm was founded in 2020 by Andy Fry, and is a small family operation focused on providing fresh, nutritional, flavorful local microgreens for its community. The company's greens…

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Germany will be the first playground, then other market potential will be looked at

“We want to produce an environmentally friendly crop, but we also want to do it as sustainably and carbon low as possible. We are focusing on every process and trying to reduce the carbon print of each one, from the production to the packaging to the delivery,” says Mario Gatineau, founder and chief…

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Russia: Grower bets on vertical farming early, now expands further

Alexey Kovnerchuk, an engineer, and Taisiya Melekh, his wife and an HR specialist, have formed the Green Ferma family farm.  Microgreen farm When Alexey was just starting, the method of growing plants without soil was not much popular in Russia. However, the engineer proceeded to study the topic further, and…

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A hidden gem in the Westland will expand its operations abroad

"Our aim is to expand in two different ways. One is enlarging the current vertical farm in Poeldijk, the Netherlands, to ensure we meet the increasing demand for locally grown fresh produce by our customers," says Susanne Mosmans, Business Unit Director at Future Crops.  "The second is to provide Agro as a…

Urban farming project: IKEA and Infarm to grow healthy herbs together

As the demand for sustainable locally grown produce increases, IKEA has entered into a partnership with Infarm to grow herbs inside the restaurants of three IKEA stores in Germany. Infarm and IKEA have carefully chosen a selection of herbs to complement the culinary range in the chain's restaurants at…

France: Implementing natural resources allows to provide products at a reasonable price

The point of vertical farming is to grow fresh products locally and cut the price to make them affordable for everyone. Paris-based vertical farming company Champerché’s goal has been exactly that since its creation. “For instance, 1kg of basil costs around 150 euros, we sell it for less than half this…

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UK: Plans submitted for a 9100m2 vertical farm in East Yorkshire

Plans have been lodged for a vertical farming facility at an East Yorkshire business park that could support the creation of hundreds of jobs. Key Growing, supported by Geoffrey Prince Associates, has submitted an application to East Riding of Yorkshire Council for an extension to Woodmansey Business…

Self-sustained camp introduces vertical farming to its luxury resort

How a safari camp in the heart of Kenya’s Masai Mara is harvesting 200kg monthly

Everyone has seen those beautiful safari resorts, where elephant, giraffe, and lion sightings are an everyday norm. However, in the midst of this rugged landscape and the leisure facilities of one particular camp, something stands out. In a small, protected area surrounded by indigenous forest, several…

This man covered his 3-storey house In Uttar Pradesh with 10,000 plants

Sometimes, an event can change your entire life in an instant. It can be an awakening, and sometimes you'll acquire new knowledge. Ramveer Singh, a resident of Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh, has a similar story. In 2009, Ramveer's friend's uncle got diagnosed with cancer.The former full-time journalist,…


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