Growcer:

Signing of ten additional deals brings container farming throughout Canada

“Many of our customers care first and foremost about growing locally. We support customers throughout the growing process and the lifetime of their container farm,” says Stephanie Gordon, editor-in-chief at The Growcer, an Ottawa-based agtech company that builds turnkey container farming solutions. The…

Kentucky kids to learn hydroponic container growing

AppHarvest today announced the expansion of its AgTech Educational Outreach Program that places hydroponic growing systems at high schools across Kentucky and Central Appalachia, unveiling a new container farm at Carter G. Woodson Academy located at Frederick Douglass High School in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky…

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Turkish company designs container farm for climate-proof production

A Turkish group of companies has designed a container farming system that enables the cultivation of all kinds of crops, regardless of climate and weather or amount of daylight, amid growing concerns over the course of climate change-related uncertainties. The container plant factory is equipped with…

“It’s exciting to see indoor farming being utilized in this environment"

LettUs Grow, an indoor farming technology provider from Bristol, have teamed up with the University of York, & Spark:York to create “Grow It York”: a vertical, community farm at the heart of a vibrant container park in Piccadilly, York. The container park, called Spark:York, is a Community Interest…

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Grow It York brings vertical farming to community container park

The University of York has teamed up with LettUs Grow, an indoor farming technology provider from Bristol, and Spark: York to create “Grow It York”: a vertical, community farm at the heart of a vibrant container park in Piccadilly, York. The container park, called Spark: York, is a Community Interest…

US (MI): Shipping container aids university's indoor ag program

Northern Michigan University's indoor agriculture program has received a special delivery to enhance education, research and partnership opportunities. A new shipping container that houses a state-of-the-art growing center is located just outside of the Jacobetti Complex. Its operation will be supervised…

"Access and affordability the biggest challenge facing FreightFarms"

“The biggest challenge that we face is increasing our farmers’ access to capital. The current unit costs $140,000. Because container farming is still relatively new, the traditional worlds of business banks and even the USDA’s, they want experience in farming, and experience in business. Whereas we’re…

MineARC Systems

The benefits of a portable Plug-and-Play controlled environment facility

"Something I get asked all the time is “what are the actual benefits of using a portable plug-and-play controlled environment or laboratory in favour of a more traditional design-and-construct civil project?"," says Holger Plange, Business Development Manager at MineARC Systems.  Knowing the costs upfrontAccording…

BM Greenish

Poland: Container farming, from plastic to stainless steel

“Most container farms have systems that are plastic-based, which is not the direction we wanted to take,” says Marcin Firla, co-founder and COO at BMGreenish. BMGreenish is a Polish agtech company offering a turnkey container farming system to facilitate year-round production of produce and reduced…

Theresa Bourke / Brainerd Dispatch

US (MI): 'Sota Grown project to research tech and energy

Year-round healthy food production is happening at Central Lakes College, thanks to a community collaboration. Even when the temperature inevitably drops to below zero during the winter, kale, lettuce and other leafy greens will continue growing in the ‘Sota Grown indoor food production container at the…

LettUs Grow:

UK: First container farm placed at University campus in Bristol

The first DROP & GROW container, supplied by UK-based LettUs Grow, has found its new home at the University of West England in Bristol. The DROP & GROW container is being run by The Greener Greens Co. and is situated at the University of West England in Bristol. The container farm is placed within their…

AUS: Container farm teaches students' perspective on farming

Nestled beside a building on a TAFE campus in Toowoomba is an ugly metal shipping container, but it's no ordinary storage shed. Step inside and it's bursting with greenery. Packed floor to ceiling with vegetables and herbs like basil, kale, mint and mustard, this state-of-the-art modular farm is changing…

Advanced Container Technologies now offers full spectrum lighting systems

"Now everyone can use the same premium lighting setup"

Advanced Container Technologies has announced that it is now offering the innovative Full Spectrum LED Light Bar from GP Solutions. The Light Bar is designed for indoor use and is ideal for growing robust leafy greens, herbs, and other cash crops. The lighting system comes as a standard in GP Solutions'…

US (CO): Container farm at historic ranch to grow restaurant's produce

A historic ranch in the mountains of Colorado is using a high-tech container farm to broaden its focus on farm-to-table options for guests. Having been in business for 102 years, C Lazy U Ranch in Granby has a storied reputation as a luxurious, year-round mountain getaway with 8,500 acres of land for a…

AmplifiedAg:

US: $40 million capital raised for Southeast expansion

AmplifiedAg has completed $40 million in equity financing. The funding will be used to continue the expansion of its container farms, Vertical Roots, and the development of its operating system, AmpEDGE™.  "Our ability to scale our indoor farms and technology is leading to discussions with strategic and financial…

Spectrum News 1/Jonathon Gregg

US: Veteran finds peace and purpose in container farm

John Miller's routine may seem a bit "scaled-down" compared to his former life as a combat soldier. Miller spends much of his time in a 40-foot-long shipping container converted into a hydroponic farm field. “In essence we sell a lot of things what we would consider baby," Miller explained. Little white…

Vertical Field:

First farm installed in Russia

“It is unique that our technology can grow produce in the middle of the desert and also in the middle of Russian winters,” says Noa Winston, Marketing director at Vertical Field. "We are very excited to launch this project, enabling Russian consumers to access the freshest produce possible, all year long. Everyone deserves the…

Colorado-based creator of indoor farms in shipping containers

Are high-tech containers the future of farming?

FarmBox Foods, based in Sedalia, has spent the last four years developing automated farms in shipping containers to grow gourmet mushrooms, organic leafy greens, and culinary herbs. The company is focused on helping feed those living in food deserts while empowering local communities and providing jobs…

US (CO): Prototype of hydroponic system turns heads at high school

Valor Christian High School’s project-based learning environment is helping to lead the next generation of agriculturists to the greener pastures of the future. The Applied STEM Program, led by director Rick Russon, enables students to put into practice what they learn in the classroom, preparing them…

Ongoing shipping logjam makes a case for decentralized food supply

A post-pandemic resurgence in sales across multiple industries has put an unprecedented strain on shipping, and the logjam shows few signs of easing. It’s only in times like these that massive shifts in behavior manifest themselves, and the idea of decentralizing the food supply chain begins to look…

Jake Felser on hydroponic agriculture and container farming

Earth911 talks with Jake Felser, chief technology officer at Freight Farms, about the company’s “complete farming system inside a box.” It’s a very big box that includes climate controls and monitoring systems to make farming easy for anyone to do. Freight Farms builds and delivers shipping containers…

The Growcer

CAN: "We need a variety of vertical farming solutions at different scales"

It’s been two years since Virginia Muswagon and Ian Maxwell started growing fresh produce for Norway House Cree Nation using a hydroponic container garden. Together they are co-managers of Life Water Gardens (Pimâtisiwin Nipî Kistikânihk) and they seed, harvest, and deliver fresh produce to their local…

Contain announces finance arrangement with Edible Beats

"We feel this is just the beginning of what we can grow”

Contain is pleased to announce a financing agreement arranged between Edible Beats Restaurant Group and a prominent lender for a controlled-environment container farm, FarmBox Foods. Edible Beats is a locally owned Denver-based restaurant group. Edible Beats will be able to grow herbs, leafy greens,…

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CAN: Funding for Indigenous agriculture makes food security project grow into fresh produce

A Prince Rupert container farm has become an overwhelming success with partial financial assistance through B.C. Agriculture Development Funding of which a new round is available, announced the Ministry of Agriculture Food and Development, on July 5. The nearly $5 million funding is available through the…

By Natural Grocers

GardenBox: hydroponic farm to grow in-store

Natural Grocers is bringing local hydroponic, organic produce grown just steps away from its customers with the launch of its new hydroponic GardenBoxTM. A variety of GardenBox lettuces such as Hampton, Brentwood, Alkindus, Tropicana, Muir, Marciano, and Truchas will be sold at the Green Mountain…

Urban Crop Solutions

Providing tailored crop recipes, so clients can hit the ground running

“You could best divide our products and services into three parts, being: external research and in-house contract research in our R&D labs, providing total indoor farming solutions, and collaborating in research projects,” explains Maarten Vandecruys, co-founder and CTO at Urban Crop Solutions (UCS).  The…

BrightBox Farms:

Gideon Saunders sees Alaska’s farming future in hydroponics

Nestled alongside an otherwise ordinary house on Kodiak rests a shipping container. It seems out of place, but even more conspicuous is the garden inside of it. BrightBox Farm’s growing area looks like a prop from a movie about space exploration. Using this shipping container has enabled Gideon Saunders…

US (IN): "Creating jobs is going to be a big part of the quality of life"

CASS Gardens is now selling its first harvest. It’s an offshoot of CASS Housing, which helps people with intellectual and developmental disabilities live independently. The vegetables are cared for by three of the CASS House residents and teach them new skills as well as offers a way for them to earn…

Perfect spot for vegetable-growing entrepreneurs? A shipping container

A shipping container. A sliver of land along a rail line. Two entrepreneurs with a plan to grow food year-round. Derek Panzer and Richard Cane are hatching a plan to make use of a vacant piece of property by producing vegetables in a hydroponic, vertical garden inside a steel box. It’ll lay the…


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