"Produce-grower Plenty has opened what it is calling the world’s most
technologically advanced indoor vertical farm, designed to grow up to 4.5
million pounds of leafy greens annually in California. The new facility, called
the Plenty Compton Farm, uses the company’s unique 3D vertical architecture,
and Plenty says it drives yield of up to 350 times more per acre than a
The Plenty Compton Farm is initially growing four varieties of leafy greens:
baby arugula, baby kale, crispy lettuce, and curly baby spinach.
Plenty’s 3D approach to vertical farming differs from other companies that grow
on flat planes and mimic a traditional field. By comparison, Plenty’s vertical
towers are nearly two stories high and uses an architecture that the company
says makes indoor farming increasingly efficient, growing more produce in less
space and easily automating every step of growing from planting to harvest.
Additionally, the company says farm in Compton has the potential to save
millions of gallons of water annually compared to field farming.
According to documents posted by the California Department of Food and
Agriculture, there is a large threat to California farmland, with the
underlying causes of farmland loss in the state being rapid population growth
and development and the inefficient use of land.
The chosen location for Plenty’s farm is important because one end goal is to
make affordable produce accessible to every community."
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