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Forest Farm Opening at Battery Park in New York

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Plants in the more-than-20,000-square-foot garden will include some familiar fruits and veggies, like blueberries and blue oyster mushrooms, as well some lesser-known items, such as a mango-like fruit called Paw Paw.

By Irene Plagianos
DNA Info
March 2, 2015

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“We realized how shady the area was so we decided to utilize that space,” said Brownstein. “We think it’s the city’s first Forest Farm.”

Aside from the shade, the farm, which is being built with help from local high school students, is different from other farming plots.

Students and volunteers working on the farm will be able to wind through the shady land, which will offer more of a foraging-in-the-woods experience than a typical farm’s harvest.

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$30M ‘vertical farm’ to bring jobs to Newark, New Jersey

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A group of investors is turning an old industrial building in Newark into the headquarters to technology farming company AeroFarm, the group announced today. A rendering of the Newark headquarters, which the company says will open its first phase during the second half of this year. (Courtesy AeroFarm)

The project plans to bring 78 jobs to the city by the end of 2015.

By Jessica Mazzola
NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
March 09, 2015

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The state’s largest city will be home to the largest indoor vertical farm in the world, according to an announcement today from an investment group backing the development.

The RBH Group, Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group, Prudential Financial Inc., and AeroFarms have partnered with Newark city officials and the New Jersey Economic Development Authority on a $30 million renovation that will turn an old industrial site into a vertical urban farm, the group announced in a release today.

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