The New Urban Garden Aims High

Vertical farming

Edenworks, a startup company based in Brooklyn, puts a spin on vertical farming to run its aquaponic rooftop greenhouse, according to a story on TechCrunch. It stacks rows of plants to save space, but it also eschews soil, instead feeding its plants manure from the seafood the company is raising. In addition, Edenworks uses sensors to capture environmental conditions and water chemistry data in real time, which can ultimately be used by farmers everywhere to determine best growing practices for specific crops.

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