It Was a Target Store – Soon it Will Be an Indoor Vertical Farm

Touch the Soil News #1660 (Feature Photo – Jake Counne of Backyard Fresh Farms – of Backyard Fresh Farms and Indoor Ag-Con) Chicago Tribune journalist Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz brings us the story of how a former real estate developer looks to transform a closed Target Store into an indoor vertical farm. You can read the story…

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The Convergence of Micro Power Grids and Indoor Vertical Farms

Touch the Soil News #1602 (Feature Photo – A Micro Grid – By U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District – Ribbon cutting for new solar microgrid at Fort Hunter Liggett, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=52215098) GreenBiz journalist Sarah Golden brings us the story of microgrids and indoor agriculture. Microgrids are just that – smaller electricity generating…

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The Latest on Big Indoor Vertical Farms

Touch the Soil News #1480 (Feature photo – Lettuce Greens – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic, Oregon State University) FastCompany brings us the latest in the vertical and indoor farming trend. The story features Bowery Farms. Bowery has attracted millions of dollars of venture capital in its vision to grow big. You can read…

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The Economics of Local Vertical Indoor Farming

Touch the Soil News #1301 (Feature photo – Indoor Vertical Farming – CCA SA 3.0 Unported) Agriculture consultant Peter Tasgal writes for AgFunder on the economics of vertical indoor farming. The economics – given the significant costs – are not as positive as one would suspect. From a price point, conventional outdoor production of growing…

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