Vertical Farming Startup Raises $200M

Source: bbc.com Published: July 19, 2017 Plenty’s first farms will grow lettuce and other greens. Getty Images Plenty, a San Francisco vertical farming start-up, has raised $200m (£154m) from big-name investors that include Japanese media giant SoftBank,...

Roadside Billboard in Peru Doubles as Thriving Lettuce Farm

Source: mnn.com Published: April 1, 2015 Roadside salad greens, anyone? Air Orchard produces 2,800 heads of lettuce per week. (Video screenshot: FCB Mayo Peru/YouTube) Matt Hickman Bird feeders. Homeless shelters. Air purifiers. What could possibly come next in the...

A Norwegian Company is Transforming Deserts Into Farmland

Source: smithsonianmag.com Published: March 6, 2015 Seawater is piped to a concentrated solar power plant that powers an evaporative desalination system. The distilled water is used to irrigate plants. (Sahara Forest Project) Solar power plants in Qatar and Jordan,...