One of the BIG advantages to Controlled Environment Agriculture or CEA is closed loop watering systems that are common to these facilities. Since water is recirculated, basically the only water used is the actual uptake by the plants and thus one of the major advantages of this type of agriculture for growing produce.
Our grower in the Bay Area, Local Greens is an excellent example of this effect as they produce fresh produce to Bay Area Whole Foods stores. The live food is produced with an amazing efficiency in a state where drought is a prime concern and grown indoors in a city where the food is ultimately consumed. This is where our vision for the future lies ...
Here are some pictures of products and towers from the Local Greens operation.
Urbafresh has accepted the challenge to bring fresh food prouction and supply to our urban centers through the use of innovative vertical farming installations.