High-tech farm-in-a-box increases locally grown food

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One major green trend today is urban farming - from tiny indoor farming plots to vertical gardens that can supply restaurants. Bolstered by the locavore movement, urban farming is a way to reduce food miles and gain certainty in knowing exactly where your food is coming from. Now, Finnish company Exsilio has developed a high-tech solution to allow almost any small business to “grow its own”. The company uses a renovated shipping container to create a 13-metre long farming module, known as EkoFARMER. Inside the module, crops are organized in layers, to maximize the growing space. Most of the farming…

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