Despite the Cost – Growing Food in City Buildings is Still a Vision

Positive Future News #942 (Feature Photo – Vertical Farm – CCA SA 4.0 International) Despite geometrically higher costs, vertical growing structures in buildings are still a vision for many. Ariang News, of South Korea, brings us the story of how some buildings are already retrofitted for growing food. The claim by these vertical farmers is…

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Coming Online – One of the World’s Largest Indoor Farms

Touch the Soil News #1734  (Feature Photo – Nordic Harvest Vertical Farm –  Courtesy of Nordic Harvest https://www.nordicharvest.com/saadangoervi/vertikalfarm) Called Nordic Harvest, the company is putting the finishing touches on a 14-story building with a footprint of over 75,000 square feet (1.75 acres). The facility is projected to produce over 1,000 tons of  greens every year…

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The Future of Vertical Farming

Touch the Soil News #1715  (Feature Photo – Vertical Farming – CCA 2.0 Generic, Satoshi Kinokuni)  MyFinTech News Portal brings us more of the story on Vertical Farming. Is there really an opportunity in high cost controlled environment farming? Since 2018, about $1.8 billion in venture capital has flowed into vertical farming start-ups. You can…

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The Leafy Green Migration to High Tech Indoor Farming

Touch the Soil News #1712  (Feature Photo – Leafy Greens – By Libby Kokes – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=89034266)  Agritecture news portal brings the story of Kalera – one of several fast growing vertical farming companies. Kalera focuses on producing leafy greens in ultra-modern vertical facilities that allow for the production and delivery…

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Vertical Farming Is Now a $100 Billion a Year Industry

Touch the Soil News #1653 (Feature Photo – Micro Greens – By U.S. Department of Agriculture, Public Domain) Phil Lempert (https://www.supermarketguru.com/) brings us the story of Fifth Season. Fifth Season is an indoor vertical farming enterprise that has already attracted over $30 million in venture capital money. The company plans to revolutionize the industry with…

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Indoor Vertical Farming Success Story

Touch the Soil News #1597 (Feature photo – CityFarm Malaysia – from left) Niew Ley Koon, Looi Choon Beng, Koay, Low Cheng Yang and (centre) Chew Jo Han. Photos: CityFarm Malaysia) TheStar news portal brings us news about four engineers that have launched a successful vertical farming enterprise called CityFarm Malaysia. The company sets up…

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Vertical Farming – Gaining Mass

Touch the Soil News #1499 (Feature photo – Vertical Farming – By Valcenteu – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9387472) GreenBiz journalist Jean Haggerty brings us news about the growth and acceptance of vertical farming. Vertical farming is often synonymous with hydroponics and controlled indoor environment agriculture. Vertical farming is also closely associated with urban…

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