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Plenty, a startup head­quar­tered in South San Fran­cisco, is build­ing a 100,000-square­foot ver­ti­cal farm­ing ware­house (sim­i­lar to its Bay Area project) near Seat­tle. The goal: pro­duce 4.5 mil­lion pounds of greens an­nu­ally. Us­ing 20-foot-tall tow­ers, the farm will grow plants, lighted by LED lamps, seeded in a mix­ture made of re­cy­cled plas­tic bot­tles (no soil). Wa­ter and nu­tri­ents are fed in from the top. The com­pany says the method can yield 350 times the pro­duce per acre (with­out pes­ti­cides), and they aim to build these ver­ti­cal farms out­side ma­jor cities across the coun­try.

Cal­i­for­nia, plenty.ag

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