you’ve heard of houses and restaurants being built out of recycled shipping containers, but farms? Yes. in Boston, the team at Freight Farms is building self-contained hydroponic farms from old shipping containers that can be controlled with an app and make growing food anywhere, in any climate, possible.
The world is focused on feeding our growing population and farmland is a limited resource. Hydroponic farming is one possible tool we can use to produce large qualities of food with a low environmental impact. Self-contained farms like these use very little water and allow food to be grown right at the source, cutting down on the resources used to transport fresh produce to restaurants, schools and organizations.