New innovation in farming
I saw a intriguing introduction on a Wisconsin news station this week. It’s vertical farming. A worker from Wisconsin did the introduction. He was raised on the family farm. The Company is called Plenty and is located in the Silicon Valley. The plants are grown on sixteen foot tall walls that are about as long as two bowling lanes. Robotics turn the walls for optimum light, plant seeds and control watering. The facility is about as big as basketball stadium. They use 95 percent less water than conventional farming and use less space.
They found that blue light makes the leaves crispier. The vegetable are reported as being fresher and more flavorful and without contamination. Plenty now supplies about 100 grocery stores. Seeing is believing so if you get a chance watch the company video and introduction. It’s wonderful to see new minds working on new ideas for the future.
Food for thought