With a growing number of people living in cities, providing fresh food where space is at a premium seems a real challenge. Can you imagine growing tomatoes on Fifth Avenue in New York? We can and we did it. To demonstrate that the countryside of the future is in the city vine tomatoes were produced in a module not much larger than a 40 ft shipping container for six months right in the middle of New York.
The grow module showed how indoor farming can benefit cities throughout the world through nutritious, pesticide-free, fresh food produced in densely populated areas.
The benefits of indoor farming
Growing plants indoors means taking control of all elements of food production resulting in:
- low environmental impact on water and land resources
- reduction of carbon emissions associated with long-distance transportation
- a stable and reliable food chain