From New Jersey nightclub to vertical farm

Vertical farming

At AeroFarms’ headquarters in Newark, N.J., the company has taken a typical warehouse building and converted it into a test farm—a vertical farm to be exact. According to the NPR article, the company controls the light, temperature, and nutrition these plants receive. They claim that vertical farming uses less energy for transportation, and requires less water and pesticides than traditional agriculture. The company plans to apply what it learns here at a new, 70,000-square-foot facility location in Newark.