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Berlin urban farm-in-a-box raises $25 million for European expansion

Erez Galonska and Osnat Michaeli, founders of the urban farming start-up Infarm, pose for a picture beside indoor growing systems at the company’s showroom in Berlin, Germany, February 5, 2018. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

Infarm said it will have 1,000 miniature urban farms operating across Europe by the middle of next year, starting with locations in Paris, London, Copenhagen and additional German cities by the end of 2018.

By Eric Auchard
Feb 5, 2018


The compact plant growing system sits on stacked shelves, using hydroponics – a way of growing plants without soil – in a climate and LED-lighting controlled glass case. It grows everyday and exotic herbs like small-leaf Greek basil or Peruvian mint and leafy greens which customers are selling for prices at or below that of plastic-packaged herbs.

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Sneak Peak: New York’s Future 40,000 sq.ft. Rooftop Farm

“The steel will be delivered in May, and the glass will be delivered in October or November of 2018,” he said, adding the structure is expected to open in 2019.

By Tracey Porpora
Jan 23, 2018


STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The Nicotra Group has entered into a partnership with Brooklyn Grange to manage a 40,000-square-foot organic rooftop farm at Corporate Commons Three, which is being built in Bloomfield.

Brooklyn Grange — a leader in rooftop farming — will design and operate the farm, which will sit atop an eight-story office building being constructed on an 8.5-acre site inside The Teleport.

“We signed a contract with Brooklyn Grange last week,” said Richard Nicotra, chairman and co-owner of The Nicotra Group with his wife, Lois.

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Rooftop Urban Agriculture

By Francesco Orsini, Marielle Dubbeling, Henk de Zeeuw, Giorgio Gianquinto
Springer International Publishing

This book guides architects, landscape designers, urban planners, agronomists and society on the implementation of sustainable rooftop farming projects. The interdisciplinary team of authors involved stresses the different approaches and the multi-faceted forms that rooftop farming may assume in any context.

While rooftop farming experiences are sprouting all over the world the need for scientific evidence on the most suitable growing solutions, policies and potential benefits emerges. This volume brings together existing experiences as well as suggestions for planning future sustainable cities.

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