This is one of the profiles in an ongoing series covering next generation agriculture. We are seeing an increased trend for indoor farming across the United States and around the world. This is a positive trend given that local farming reduces adverse CO2 emissions from moving food long distances. If you would like us to review and profile your company, just let us know! Contact Us.
Company Profile: Urban Produce
Here is a great example of an urban vertical farm.
Here is some of the “About Us” content: Today we must think differently about crop production,due to climate change, depleted natural resources, population growth and availability of land. The Urban Produce High Density Vertical Growing System (HDVGS) has been developed as a sustainable alternative to traditional agriculture, utilizing advanced agriculture technologies in a controlled environment. Our patented technology takes the best of controlled agriculture and increases the yield by stacking produce vertically, in a closed automated environment. Our produce rotates in the building giving all our product equal light and air distribution. This automated system delivers the proper amount of water, and nutrition exactly when needed. The process greatly increases growing efficiency and significantly reduces costs.
Here is the link to learn more: http://urbanproduce.com.
To date, the cost of man made lighting has been a barrier for indoor agriculture. A new generation of LED lighting provides cost effective opportunities for farmers to deliver local produce. Warehouses and greenhouses are both viable structures for next generation agriculture. Here is one example of next generation made in USA LED grow light technology to help farmers: Commercial LED Grow Lights.