31 Jul '15, 1pm

Go New Jersey! World's Largest Vertical Farm in #NewJersey to Produce 2M Pounds of Produce

Go New Jersey! World's Largest Vertical Farm in #NewJersey to Produce 2M Pounds of Produce

World’s Largest Vertical Farm in New Jersey to Produce 2M Pounds of Produce 1 Tweet by Natalia Lima July 31, 2015 Categories: Eats , Healthy Living , Lifestyle , Science . Newark, NJ is not known for its extensive farming grounds but it just might be in the future with the help of vertical farming. Start-up Aerofarms is currently building what will be the largest vertical farm in the world with some financial help of Goldman Sachs, Prudential Financial and RBH Group. “It’s a form of indoor controlled agriculture, utilizing as many levels possible of growing beds stacked vertically in a single-story building,” explains Marc Oshima, co-founder of Aerofarms. “We use 95% less water than traditional field farmers, utilizing aeroponics to mist the roots with water and nutrients — offering 70 times greater productivity per square foot annually than traditional farms.” The $39 mil...

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