Hands-on education and career readiness: a container farm as a classroom

Auburn University’s student-run vertical farms are central to the hands-on education that the school’s students receive. Pairing classroom lessons with time on the farm provide students with unique career readiness for a variety of fields; this hands-on education is not just useful for students who want…

Freight Farms

"There’s never been a better time to start container farming"

In this article, Freight Farms gives various reasons to start container farming. In their opinion, there has never been a better time to start hydroponic farming yourself. Be your own bossBeing your own boss is a liberating experience that allows you to pursue your career on your own terms. Take matters…

Kentucky highschool included in container farm program

Students and Future Famers of America members at Floyd County School of Innovation in Martin will now be a part of Appharvest’s container farm program and be able to feed their community all while getting their hands on new tech. These student programs started in 2018 with the goal of fostering interest…

Korea: Container farms ready to take on ag

Recently, Design Farmers has been gaining a lot of attention due to their efforts to make smart farms easier for everyone. "We develop technology that everyone can easily use anytime and anywhere. It provides information about the optimum environment for crop growth to improve crop production, and it…

LettUs Grow joins Contain vendor network

"A growing number of UK growers and entrepreneurs are turning to vertical farming"

LettUs Grow, a UK-based agritech company providing vertical container farms and software for controlled environment agriculture, is joining the Contain vendor network.  Following the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, LettUs Grow saw a significant uptick in interest in indoor agriculture and vertical farming.…

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University students grow indoor hydroponic business

Town to Table started as a college project for Clark University student Jack Levine, who saw the appeal of hydroponic farming’s indoor year-round access while living and working on a hydro farm in Costa Rica. Since then, Levine and Temen Kim, his best friend and Town to Table cofounder, scaled the…

From flexfarm to table: hydroponics at Devereux

Fluxspace is partnering with Devereux Pennsylvania Children’s Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Services (CIDDS) Learning Center on implementing a hydroponics program. Since January, youth who participate in the Employment Training Program at Devereux Pennsylvania have been growing lettuce in a…

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LettUs Grow:

Aiming to expand horticulture in the UK

“Particularly in the United Kingdom, vertical farming and LettUs Grow can help maximize production on limited land and under the changing, extreme climate. We can help provide an element of stability in the food supply chain,” says India Langley, communications lead at LettUs Grow.  LettUs Grow is a UK-based…

University of Talca, Chile:

Funded project to develop low-cost container farms

“We’re developing a low-cost container farm as an innovative solution for continuous vegetable production. It’s a great solution due to increasing water scarcity, biotic and abiotic stress due to climate change in the country,” says Gilda Carrasco, Ph.D. Department of Horticulture at the University of…

CubicFarms HydroGreen:

North America: Growers are seeing the need to move into hydroponic cattle feed production

"We are seeing increased demand and are focusing on North America,” says Dan Schmidt, President of HydroGreen, during the CubicFarms AMPLIFIED event, “while we continue fielding international inquiries from farmers and investors searching for a solution to growing more using less land, water, energy, and…

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…

Two container farms to be delivered to Singapore farm

Two 40 feet container farms are about to be finished installations in Singapore. Recently, two container farms were ordered from KingPeng, which are going to be used by Skygreens, based in Singapore, for their Low Carbon Farm nursery. In the past year, Kingpeng has supplied greenhouse and nursery…

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St. Crois' Aquaponic container farms

Instead of shipping food all around the world, imagine a farm in a shipping container: nature in a box — self-contained, solar-powered, and using a fraction of the water and space of a traditional farm.  That is the vision of FarmPod, a St. Croix-based startup looking to improve food availability using automation…

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Israeli firm to open vertical farms in Russia and Ukraine

Israeli agritech firm Vertical Field is partnering with retailers in Russia and Ukraine to set up vertical farms at their branches. The first of these farms opened earlier this month in Krasnodar and Dnipro, and already they are starting to provide steady harvests of fresh produce to sell at the…

Using a container farm growing vegetables for Japanese inspired salads

Hiroyuki Terada visited a Freight Farms container farm. The container grows food for the Lotus Women Shelter in Miami, Florida. 

Freight Farms

10 reasons why schools need a farm on campus

Serve the freshest food year-roundOne of the primary benefits of container farming is its season-agnostic growing capabilities. By growing warm-weather lettuces, leafy greens, and herbs on campus year-round, you can provide your students and faculty with the freshest food available. "On harvest days, I…

US: GrowBoxCo changes name to Box4Grow

GrowBoxCo has announced that it has changed its name to Box4Grow. The name change comes in conjunction with a significant expansion of its business that services the…

CAN: Kelowna middle schoolers embrace container farming

Students at École KLO Middle School will be growing their learning alongside food in a modular vertical farming system. “We are proud of our students and educators who embraced a green philosophy and brought this project to life,” said Ashley Ragoonaden, principal at École KLO Middle School. “When we…

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US (CA): LA unveils 'first container farm'

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has teamed up with the Electric Power Research Institute to test an indoor container farm in Northridge. “We’re going to show the rest of the country that cities can be a part of the future of farming,” LA City Councilmember John Lee told. Lee represents the…

No shipping required: container farm provides fresh greens directly to community

From the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, fresh vegetables were hard to come by in rural areas outside of Halifax, Nova Scotia. The cost of the produce that was available began to increase, and the quality was decreasing. It was then that Kris and Brenda Sutton circled back around to an idea that Kris had…

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Indonesia: Container farming introduced on Jakarta

The DKI Jakarta Food, Maritime and Agriculture Security Service (KPKP) introduced container farming. Head of the DKI Jakarta KPKP Agency, Suharini Eliawati, said that anyone can farm in containers.  "Farmers in DKI Jakarta don't have to get dirty," said Suharini in her statement, Friday (10/8/2021). She explained…

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US (WI): Aquaponic growers selected for Innovation Award

Nelson and Pade's clear flow aquaponic systems produce higher quality fish and vegetables with increased production over other systems. They are productive, efficient, sustainable, and dependable aquaponic systems for producing fresh fish and vegetables. 

Ireland: First commercial vertical farmer closes deal with catering company

Compass Group Ireland has agreed on a deal with Emerald Greens, the country's first commercial vertical farmer, which will support the future of sustainable horticulture and help reduce food miles. Brian O'Reilly, a former mushroom farmer, and his brother Aidan launched the first commercial hydroponic…

FodderBox

Irish woman creates container farm to grow fodder

A West Cork-based woman has developed a computer-controlled fodder production system that promises to save farmers money, radically improve cow health, and increase milk production. Ella Goddin’s FodderBox is essentially a ‘field in a box,’ the equivalent of a 40-acre field in a 40’ container, with zero…

GreeenTech:

Czech Republic: Tailored modular solutions with technology all made under one roof

“We’re a very young company, but we have big targets,” says Dmitrij Lipovskij, Founder and CEO of GreeenTech. “We would like to become a strong global partner for anyone looking for hydroponic systems. Next to that, we aim to produce as many GreeenBoxes as we can. Our goal is not only to sell a product…

An inside look at Vertical Field's on-site farm

Follow Vertical Field's CEO Guy Elitzur as he walks you through the company's innovative vertical farm. For more information:Vertical Fieldwww.verticalfield.com 


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