Philadelphia City Council encourages efficient, sustainable ‘vertical farming’

The City Council of Philadelphia works on regulation to stimulate vertical farming in the city. Vertical farms use artificial lighting and climate control to grow vegetables, herbs, and fruits year-round without sunlight or soil. An acre of farmland—43,560 square feet—yields the same amount as 36 square feet in a vertical garden. The growth process takes about half the time of a traditional farm, occupies less space, and uses less water and electricity.

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Philadelphia City Council encourages efficient, sustainable ‘vertical farming’

The City Council of Philadelphia works on regulation to stimulate vertical farming in the city. Vertical farms use artificial lighting and climate control to grow vegetables, herbs, and fruits year-round without sunlight or soil. An acre of farmland—43,560 square feet—yields the same amount as 36 square feet in a vertical garden. The growth process takes about half the time of a traditional farm, occupies less space, and uses less water and electricity.

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