Day 338 – Traditional farming takes can take up a great deal of space and require a lot of water. Sadly, our planet is running out of space and fresh water. To help alleviate the problem, companies are creating vertical farms. One such company is Plenty, located in San Francisco, California.
Vertical farms provide numerous advantages over traditional farming.
- A perfect environment is offered, avoiding the unpredictability of changing climates.
- No bleach or pesticides used on plants. No GMOs.
- Crop yields are increased over 350x compared to traditional farming.
- Hundreds of acres of farmland are compacted into the size of a big box retail store.
Plenty offers a variety of different greens.
There is no denying that the planet is changing and that climates around the globe will begin to undergo major changes. Many have already started the transformation. Vertical gardens will be key in providing people with fresh produce.
Tomorrow, celebrating World Soil Day.