Vertical Farming Poised to Reach New Heights

Vertical farming

Forty miles outside of Chicago is the largest indoor vertical farm in the United States. Popular Science reports that Green Sense Farms is where micro-greens and herbs are hydroponically grown in racks that are 25-feet high. Indoor vertical farming is environmentally friendly and helps meet the increasing demand for fresh produce among middle-class urbanites. Consequently, this type of farming is particularly popular for growing high-end perishable greens such as kale and watercress.