Container farms

Czech Republic: Building more farms domestically with new partnerships

"Next year, GreeenTech has a lot of projects planned and will be pretty big in this small vertical farming industry," says Dmitrij Lipovskij, CEO of GreeenTech, a vertical farming company based in the Czech Republic. Dmitrij Lipovskij GreeenTech produces leafy greens and sells turnkey systems to enable…

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US (NY): Firm seeks zoning variance to build micro farm out of shipping containers near Buffalo Broadway market

Recently, the principals involved in a new venture which proposes to grow fresh produce inside of shipping containers will appear before Buffalo's Zoning Board of Appeals seeking a variance for their project. Fillmore Farms wants to place ten 40' long shipping containers on a vacant lot next to 205…

Freight Farms raises $17,5 mln in funding

Freight Farms announced its $17.5M Series B3 funding round co-led by Aliaxis SA and Ospraie Ag Science. The funding will support Freight Farms as it expands its mission to empower anyone to grow food anywhere through its line of versatile, modular, and easy-to-use container farms and farm automation…

Vertical farming provides sustainable and consistent production in the Middle East

“Design is really important for indoor farming as you need to use every cubic meter in a very functional and intelligent way. The design needs to accommodate automation to avoid human error, and it needs to be financially accessible if we want people to transition to indoor farming,” says Abdel Rahmna…

UK: Container farm to be brought to West London

Chiswick Park has been chosen as the first location for Greenhaus Farms, a new company deploying state-of-the-art vertical farms inside shipping containers to bring sustainable farming to West London. The smart farm at Chiswick Park will grow over two tons of leafy greens in a year, producing the…

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Chile: Startup with modular farms gains investor interest

Farmtástica, a project by Maricruz Larrea, Eduardo Vásquez, Juan Pablo Manzur, and Rodrigo Larrea, offers a prototype of modular farms that works with vertical farming.  "The main reason we created the company is that we noticed two inefficiencies. 70% of water consumption in Chile corresponds to agriculture.…

Square Roots celebrates new indoor farm in Ohio with Gordon Food Service

Square Roots and Gordon Food Service held a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Springfield, Ohio, to celebrate their newest co-located farm, taking another step in their shared journey to build indoor farms together across the continent—ultimately enabling locally-grown food at a global scale.“From our new…

Mokena man grows urban farm in a shipping container in his driveway

Derek Drake decided to think outside the box after losing his job during the pandemic. Or rather, think inside the box, a 320-square-foot shipping container, to be exact. "I went down this long search, this long rabbit hole of trying to figure out my next right move, and I found this company that…

US (CA): school embraces container farming

Morgan Hill Unified School District (MHUSD) is embracing technology at its schools to provide students with astoundingly fresh meals. Championing this initiative is Michael Jochner, MHUSD's Nutrition Director. Jochner first encountered Freight Farms when he was a Bon Appetit Executive Chef at Google, which…

A window into the world of Yellow Hammer Farms

From grapes to great greens, Frank Fitts could tell you a thing or two about the value of building connections, taking a leap of faith, and pairing a cheery chardonnay with some crunchy kale. Frank comes from a professional background in the wine distribution industry. He was wooed by wine in his late…

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Four acres in a box: Wykoff couple venture into vertical hydroponic farming

In his high-tech cargo container behind Wykoff's Minnwest Bank branch, Tony Rahe takes a tray of greens off a nursery shelf and places it on a counter. The tray and its clear lid are used to keep humidity in while the plants emerge and grow, looking somewhat like casserole pans. In a few weeks, those…

UK: Traditional and vertical farm to partner on their road to Net Zero

Two long-standing farming families have joined forces to realise their ambition to reach Net Zero by using traditional methods supported with cutting-edge technology, including an onsite vertical farm powered by solar panels. Jason & aeroponic mist in DROP & GROW  G H Dean & Co Ltd, a family farm that’s been…

Nova Scotia group grows violas and greens in container farm

Inside a converted shipping container in Cherry Brook, Nova Scotia, a hydroponic garden is growing fresh produce and teaching young people about horticulture. Joshua Williams, who grew up in a farming family, says he jumped at the chance to be at the helm of something new. “I’ve always heard the stories…

UK: Grow It York wins award for indoor community farming initiative

A community farm, established by the University of York and based at a container park, has been awarded the Best Community Initiative Award at the World Vertical Farming awards 2022. The farm, Grow It York, was created by the FixOurFood team at the University in 2021 when Prof Katherine Denby teamed up…

Fresh greens in the dry Arizona desert

"It’s not a mirage; it’s a bougie farm"

Along the California River, where the lowland desert meets the California sun, lies the community of Lake Havasu, Arizona. Known for its 400 miles of stunning lake coastline and watersports, 300+ days of sunshine make it the perfect climate for beach sun and fun, but not so much for growing year-round…

Premiere exhibition of ZipGrow's container farm-tech at International Rural Expo

ZipGrow plans to showcase its latest innovation, the ZipPod, at The International Plowing Match and Rural Expo (IPM) in Kemptville, Ontario, Sept 20 - 24, 2022. This 110-year-old tented city event draws over 50,000 visitors worldwide and is a five-day celebration of agriculture and rural living. The…

How Kenya’s Neruva Technologies’ ecocapsules are bringing food production to urban markets

As with most cities, consumers in Kenya’s capital of Nairobi eat food predominantly sourced from semi-urban or rural locations, which are more abundant in farmland. In Kenya, there’s another factor weighing on those logistical challenges: food production stagnation. Currently, food supply from within the…

Squeezing acres of farmland into a 40-foot shipping container

Alex Pate is the farm manager of Square Roots Brooklyn. Alex talks about Square Roots and their mission to grow food in the city with technology-based agriculture, using container units fitted out to maximize limited amounts of space.

US (MA): Fitchburg container farm plans grand opening

Just three months after an eight-ton shipping container arrived on the Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School campus, the school is busy planning a grand opening ceremony. The event on Friday, 16 September, marks the official opening of the retrofitted container, a so-called “cargo farm” that…

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A former Raleigh homebuilder hung up his hard hat to run a modular farm

A container farm in downtown Raleigh houses half of Nanue’s Farm, a hydroponic homestead where owner Trevor Spear has spent the past three years growing leafy greens, herbs, root vegetables, and edible flowers out of irrigated floor-to-ceiling panels. Ashley Christensen once asked Spear to grow six…


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