This Farm of the Future Uses No Soil and 95% Less Water
This is the future of farming – AeroFarms, a massive indoor vertical farm in Newark, New Jersey. Crops are stacked more than 30 feet high inside this 30,000 square foot space. They are grown using aeroponic technology. AeroFarms says the root misting system allows them to use 95% less water than a regular field farm. They also use no pesticides or herbicides. Instead of soil, plants are grown in reusable cloth, made from recycled plastic. And instead of the sun, there are rows and rows of specialized LED lighting.
This sophisticated climate controlled system cuts the growing cycle in half, so crops cand be grown all year round, but with a much smaller impact on the environment. Watch the video to find out more information about the future of farming.