Swedish firm sowing seeds of indoor urban farming revolution

Mar 07, 2018, 6:45 AM EST
Plantagon is building 10 underground city farms in Stockholm.
(Source: http://www.mynewsdesk.com/plantagon)

Overstressed water resources and shrinking urban spaces are prompting a new concept of “agrictechture,” which is a blend of technology, agriculture and architecture integrating the science of growing food seamlessly into the urban lifestyle.

A Swedish firm, Plantagon, champions this revolutionary trend of indoor urban farming in an exemplary manner, writes Green Matters. Crops are grown in a 65,000 square foot farm basement using artificial LED lights, and the heat emitted by this lighting is pumped to upper floors for air conditioning.

This model overcomes the economic challenge that hinder most of the indoor farming projects although critics point out its limitations regarding energy consumption and the size and variety of crops it can produce, notes Huffington Post.


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