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Most Unusual Story of the Year

Touch the Soil News #878 (Feature photos courtesy of Freight Farms) While we don’t have a lot of details, Freight Farms (retrofits shipping containers into indoor farms) announced a deal with Everlane. Everlane, headquartered in California, is an on-line clothing company with manufacturing facilities in Vietnam. In short, Everlane is buying three (3) Freight Farm shipping containers converted to indoor farms. The shipping container farms will be sent to Vietnam and be utilized to grow fresh food to feed the factory workers. Goal is to provide two meals a day to factory workers. Everlane is in part concerned with the rampant – unregulated – use of pesticides which has compromised…

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Millions of Dollars for Shipping Container Farming

Touch the Soil News #562 Agricool – a French container farming startup – wants to change global food, one shipping container at a time. The company announced it has raised $4.3 million from French venture capital firms to build out shipping containers into high-tech hydroponic farms. Agricool intends to use the money to build 75 enclosed hydroponic containers designed to grow strawberries. The goal is to install these 75 hydroponic containers around Paris in 2017 and produce about 91 tons of strawberries. Hydroponic farm freight containers from Corner-Stalk Farms. The four containers were purchased from Freight Farms and are located in Boston, Massachusetts (photo courtesy of Freight Farms and Corner…

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