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40-foot shipping container farm can grow 5 acres of food with 97% less water

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jul 12, 2017 01:04 AM
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by (Lacy Cooke) last modified Jul 11, 2017

Communities that have had to import food in the past could start obtaining fresh local food right from their parking lots or warehouses with California-based Local Roots' shipping container farms. The 40-foot containers house hydroponic farms that only draw on five to 20 gallons of water each day to grow produce like lettuce, strawberries, or kale. The scalable farms are popping up all around the United States, and Local Roots is even talking with SpaceX about the possibility of their hydroponic...





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