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World’s Largest Indoor Vertical Garden Comes to the Garden State

The AeroFarms facility is bringing millions of pounds of leafy greens, and dozens of green jobs, to Newark.

AerFarms anticipated corporate HQ.

The tri-state area may be in the middle of what some in the Yiddish speaking community call a “massive shvitz” (learn the word, it will come in handy), but that isn’t stopping Newark mayor Ras J. Baraka from going out and getting down and dirty with nature. Tomorrow Baraka, along with acting governor Guadagno, will break ground for the world’s largest indoor vertical farm at the AeroFarms Headquarters at 212 Rome Street.

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Feast Your Eyes: A Tree Made from Sausages

Vintage photos from a food and agriculture trade show capture today's innovations—vertical farming and fruit-vending machines—yesterday.


This tree made of sausages was "the main attraction" at the 1976 "Internationale Grüne Woche" exhibition in Berlin. The trade show, which still takes place at the end of January every year, bills itself as the world's biggest fair for food, agriculture, and horticulture.

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Can We Farm in Skyscrapers? Dickson Despommier's New Book Says Yes

In his new book, the Columbia University professor argues that "vertical farms" can efficiently feed the cities of the future. Is it wishful thinking?


Dickson Despommier, who has made appearances on GOOD here and here, is one of the world's leading advocates of "vertical farming." The idea is we should grow our food in multi-story, closed-loop urban agriculture facilities as a way of reducing the resources used to produce and transport it.

Despommier has a new book out called, appropriately, The Vertical Farm. Here he is introducing the idea.

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