Passaic wants to fill former industrial sites with produce farms — the vertical kind

Vertical farming is taking hold in Passaic, New Jersey. Vertical gardeners grow produce such as microgreens, baby lettuce and even strawberries. These farms take up less space and use less water as they are grown indoors and year-round. Vertical farming is about to take off in New Jersey, says Newark Mayor Ras Barak Lora. The city expects Lowes to use it as a logistical site but if that falls through, farming is the backup plan. One vertical acre can yield as much as 390 (traditional) acres.

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