"The lettuce is blooming nicely on the rollaway walls.
According to the farmer’s iPad, the calibrated nutrients are flowing smoothly
and accurately through the tubes.
It’s 30 degrees outside, but there’s a tantalizing garden of tangy,
restaurant-ready produce inside this cozy, pristine shipping container.
Somewhere behind and among the pawn shops and the gas stations and the used
tire traders and the body shops along South Broadway, on a former used car lot
on Acoma Street, a couple of snazzy high-tech containers are parked to start an
urban farming revolution.
Ullr’s Garden, launched a few months ago by a couple of brothers who want to
save the world and sell some sustainable arugula, is growing the equivalent of
a 10-acre farm on a dusty 7,500-square-foot lot. The lettuce and arugula and
basil and romaine grow horizontally, while hanging from moveable walls packed
inside the climate-controlled trailers. The farmers sit at a folding table in
the nearby shed and plot their next expansion: stackable farm containers.
Nick Millisor, one of the brothers behind Ullr’s Garden, still can’t believe
they’re doing what they’re doing.
“We are growing local produce, in the middle of Denver, on an old used car lot,
the kind you used to roll your car windows up when you drove by,” Millisor
Via Kenny Chaffin.
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
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