These ur­ban farm­ers build in­door tow­ers out of salad greens

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AeroFarms has recom­mis­sioned for­mer ware­houses, night­clubs, paint­ball cen­ters, and steel mills, which is what this fa­cil­ity at its Ne­wark head­quar­ters used to be. The com­pany’s 120 em­ploy­ees come from fields as var­ied as agri­cul­ture, bi­ol­ogy, and data sci­ence, and they’re sta­tioned around the world; AeroFarms even has a demo farm in Saudi Ara­bia. “I’ll never go back to cor­po­rate Amer­ica,” says Lisa New­man, AeroFarms’ COO, who was hired from DuPont in 2016. “I was known for mov­ing quickly, but it was at a snail’s pace com­pared with this.”

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