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Video tour of world's first commercial cubic farming facility

Canadian Geographic visits the Urban Barns facility to see how it all works
  • Mar 31, 2015
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This is cubic farming. A Montreal-based company called Urban Barns predicts it will be the future of agriculture. It works by circulating rows upon rows of flawless lettuce and other microgreens through a mechanized grid. Their sun equivalent is thousands of LEDs, which give the room its pink, otherworldly glow. The plants are grown without pesticides and the harvesting process is quick and clean. This makes them very attractive to luxury hotels like the Ritz-Carlton, who need fresh produce year round. Urban Barns says it’s only a matter of time before everyone wants a piece the green good stuff.

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This story is from the April 2015 Issue

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