ZERO Farms:

“Italy has been our test field, the rest of the planet is our playground”

One of the major pain points of vertical farming is the financial side. While it has been proven that produce grown in vertical farms can be environmentally sustainable and of exceptional quality, a lot of vertical farmers struggle to make ends meet. That’s why the Italian company ZERO Farms decided to…

OnePointOne:

“Vertically farmed strawberries aren’t easy, but automation is set to solve the economics issue”

“As soon as vertically farmed strawberries are on the market for a lower price, it’s a no-brainer for the market to shift over to the consumption of vertical farming products. It’s just the question of how quickly this industry can scale and how quickly the requisite technologies can be commercialized,"…

Australia's first in-supermarket vertical farm

InvertiGro has partnered with Woolworths, an Australian grocery retailer, to deliver Australia’s first in-supermarket vertical farm. Under “the Urban Garden” branding, InvertiGro’s in-store InvertiWall showcases indoor vertical farming in action in the heart of Australia’s biggest city. Woolworths Metro…

Innovation Agri-Tech Group:

“We are building a technology that allows the grower to quickly see the return on their investment"

“Our technology is modular and suitable for various business models across a whole host of industries. Each GrowFrame has ten panels with 325 holes, equipped with its own irrigation system, dialable LED lighting, automation, and sensors. This means we have the ability to create tailored solutions based…

Scotland: Dandelion project launches cubes in the most random places

The story begins in April of 2022 – not in a city, town, or even a farm, but on a tiny island in the very far north-west of Scotland, where the Cubes of Perpetual Light were built to grow. Each Cube is just a meter cubed – but these miniature vertical farms can each grow hundreds of plants under special…

Crop One:

“We are ready to expand and are on the cusp of our growth phase"

“FreshBox Farms is fueled by our corporate brand Crop One and has been on grocery store shelves for over six continuous years; we haven’t missed a week of sales,” says Andrew Grimmer, chief operating officer of Crop One Holdings. Located roughly 25 miles southwest of Boston, Crop One sells its leafy…

‘Grand opportunities ahead for tower farms in French market’

“The market is here for it. At this point, they’re just a bit hesitant to try out hydroponics, but the interest is there. It’s quite a niche market, which gives us the opportunity to grow at a small scale first and then expand into a larger-sized company,” says Julien Lach, founder of ERRA, a French…

Canobi AgTech AGRP and AgriTech North

CAN: Supporting food security crisis in rural and remote communities

Canobi AgTech will be working with AgriTech North, supporting their mission to solve the food security crisis in 600 rural and remote communities across Canada's North through local indoor agriculture. AgriTech North is a wholesale scale, year-round grower of fresh produce in Northwestern Ontario. They…

Hollbium: “There’s a connection and therapeutic way of people experiencing nature”

Breaking down walls to introduce farming into existing buildings

"Currently, food is generally imported. For example, 70% of food in Sweden is imported, and 40% of leafy greens are wasted. They are distributed via supermarket supply chains causing emissions and the “last mile” problem. All products are packaged for transportation and purchase," says Gloria Kraus, CEO…

The Greenery Growers' young entrepreneurs get a closer look at indoor farming and robotics

The Greenery Growers recently invited its young growers to a workshop at Certhon in Poeldijk, the Netherlands. This workshop gave them an overview of the latest indoor farming en robotics developments. Development of entrepreneurship“This workshop is part of The Greenery's young entrepreneurs program. It…

Kenya: Vertical gardening reduces pressure on agricultural land

Agricultural land has been under pressure due to uncontrolled urbanization in most growing town centers within Kiambu County including Ruiru and Juja. New technologies have thus come up and two innovative young alumni from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) are counteracting…

Pick 'n pay

South Africa: in-store vertical farm launched

Pick n Pay has become the first South African retailer to launch in-store “vertical farms” to show customers a sustainable and locally-grown modern farming solution.  The vertical farms will grow various lettuce leaves and herbs from seeds, right in Pick n Pay’s fruit and vegetable section. This innovative…

Desert Aire celebrates 1,500th GrowAire unit order

Desert Aire received the 1,500th order of its GrowAire dehumidification unit which maintains temperature and humidity levels to create the optimal indoor growing environment to enhance and protect crops. The 1,500 GrowAire units range from 4- to 60-ton capacity, with a 22.6 average ton size. GrowAire…

LIF-Group

"Herb towers create an experience"

Herbs are not merely a seasoning; they also create an experience. The Dutch start-up, the LIF Group, is using herb towers to capitalize on this. They work with W&L Groenservice, which supplies potted herbs for the towers. "We can deliver about 50 species of herbs along with a range of edible flowers. The…

HydroArtPod

Growing food right at your kitchen wall

Many city dwellers don't have access to an outdoor garden but would still like to grow their own greens. HydroArtPod is the latest in a long line of indoor gardening devices looking to automate the cultivation of fresh greens in the home. Many of the smart indoor gardening setups we've seen over the…

The microwave meal experience

Overcoming the hurdles of switching to a vertical racking system

The rise of vertical farming has been partly spearheaded by cannabis growers, whose highly valuable crop has proved to be perfectly suitable for growing vertically. “With the…

GreenGro

GreenGro Technologies launches proprietary vertical grow racks

"This vertical system tech will bring us one step closer to a greener future"

GreenGro Technologies has launched its proprietary eco-friendly, sliding vertical grow racks for the agricultural food, hemp and cannabis industries.  The Company’s turnkey grow racks, which can be double or triple stacked and customized to specifications, should enable its clients to increase footprint, maximize…

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British Airways to start airport farming

British Airways is starting to grow its own ingredients for lounge food in lounges and airports themselves, using new sustainable growing techniques. British Airways has already installed a micro-farm at New York JFK Airport. British Airways is already using this farm to help supply elements of dishes.…

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Using rotative geoponic systems to grow plants

French company Futura Gaïa is developing a vertical agriculture solution on living soil that could help grow sustainable food in urban areas. Futura Gaia was formed in April 2019 by Nicolas Ceccaldi and Pascal Thomas with a solid commitment to offering healthy products with high nutritional value and…

Easy and sustainable hydroponics with bamboo system

Neha and Farm Storey’s mission is to simplify hydroponics cultivation for everyone. “I have a background in design, and I always cared about sustainability,” says Neha. She is based out of India, and she says that it is very difficult for people to grow their own food at home in an affordable way.…

Step into the Vertical Future

Prior growing experience meets data and technological innovation

“The amazing thing about our technologies and operating model is they enable us to continuously improve the offering to our customers. Let’s say a customer wants to grow a new crop type, in addition to the data already provided to them, we’re set up to conduct advanced and/or parallel trials at our R&D…

Liberty Produce:

Plant Experience (PX) for Vertical Farming 2.0

“Other companies are focusing on UX, or user experience. At Liberty Produce, we focus on PX, the plant’s experience. We design our systems in response to plant and human factors. Getting feedback from the plants is key,” says Benita Rajania, Product Director at Liberty Produce. Founded in 2018 by Dr.…

Minimalistic aeroponic system to grow at home

Indoor gardens have become the new living room staple. In recent years, stay-at-home orders prompted many of us to integrate biophilic design into our homes to bring us closer to the outdoors. On one hand, indoor gardens add a touch of greenery to our interior design. On the other, indoor gardens provide…

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South Africa: Pick n Pay Constantia to welcome in-store vertical farm

A vertical farming initiative will be launched at two Pick n Pay stores in South Africa. In partnership with CAN-Agri – a vertical, hydroponic, greenhouse farm in Pretoria – a smaller vertical farm has been constructed in Constantia and On Nicol as a way to showcase and educate customers about this…

Bruynzeel helps with vertical cultivation in buildings in Paris

Bruynzeel Storage Systems supplies the French company Champerché with mobile storage systems for the cultivation of vegetables in vacant buildings. It concerns a former parking garage of 1,300m2 in a western suburb of Paris (Sartrouville). Aromatic herbs, vegetables, and fruit are grown here. The…

Alfa Tech:

Singapore: “There is value in referencing other industries in vertical farming”

“Some technologies get labelled as specialty vertical farming systems, but we try to cut through that and find best-in-class technologies that are already commoditized in other sectors,” says Zach Wilson, founder and managing director of AlfaTech. AlfaTech is a design-and-build firm based in Singapore…

Providing optimized growth through fogponics and AI

“Our cutting edge technology was designed to collect data points on 50+ parameters of which we have noticed unexpected correlations between certain factors. This has ultimately guided us in making adjustments to help the plants grow better and as well as identify the input costs,” says Chris Bolton,…

Miguel Ángel Ruiz, of Agrointec:

"Our solution for vertical farming is sustainable, efficient and profitable"

Since its inception, vertical farming has pushed the limits of cultivation. The possibility of growing without soil or increasing the number of plants per unit area, and the ability to produce fresh and healthy food in any environment (urban, rural, indoor, outdoor and even in your own home) have made…

A green office in Sendling

Fresh lettuces and herbs, growing next to people's desks

Gray facades, gray laptops, gray faces: but in the middle of a Munich office complex, there is a splash of green that shines amid the everyday gray: On an area of just over 250 square meters - about the size of a tennis court - lettuces, herbs and mustard seeds are growing here directly in an open-plan…

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NL: Tilburg to receive roof garden, first financing in place

A roof garden is coming to Tilburg. It will be called Rooftop Rumour. It will be a place where restaurants and events will converge and where fruit and vegetables will be grown. Entrepreneur Mirjam Slob's green project will be located on the roof of KOOPman clothing shop on Heuvelstraat as of next year…


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