Why Vertical Farms Fail

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Check out this summary of a conversation from 3 failed vertical farmers talking about what they would do differently.

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Growing rare plants hydroponically

How forgiving are hydroponic systems for experimenting with rare crops? “Generally they’re just not,” says Tyler Baras with a laugh. Baras, a.k.a. Farmer Tyler, should know – he’s managing a 12,000 sq ft experimental greenhouse and is a master of controlled environment agriculture. But while it’s hard, he says there is a way to do extraordinary crops correctly in hydroponics and vertical farming. And it’s worth it – people are captivated and drawn to unusual plants and flavors. Keep reading this exclusive interview with Tyler to learn:

  • What types of hydroponic systems work best for rare crops
  • What rare plants to grow in your hydroponic systems
  • What plants struggle in hydroponics
  • And after all of that…does growing rare plants even make money? How are you going to do it?

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Growing Microgreens-6 Figures From A Shipping Container [Interview]

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Chris Thoreau of blew the lid off the microgreens business…literally. He cut the top off of a shipping container to make an insulated greenhouse and started making 6 figures in yearly sales. In this interview, he talks about:

  • Why the shipping container makes sense for him… but probably not you
  • Why microgreens (they’re so damn simple!) and how to choose microgreen seed suppliers
  • Annoying first steps: “You need to plan for success”

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A Farmer’s Guide To Owning Your Farm

This is a special guest post by Nick Burton, founder of State of the Soil Media. To keep getting great content from guests like him, make sure you check out our vertical farming newsletter. Newsletter subscribers will also be getting a steep discount code to Nick’s State of the Soil Virtual Summit.

In this post, Nick walks you through how to own your farm and not let your farm own you. He shares things like what employees to hire first and creating a good environment for them. My favorite part is where he shares the actual checklist he uses to operate (a six figure business) systematically, allowing him to accomplish more. Here’s Nick –

A Farmer's Guide to Owning Your Farm

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Pop-Up Aquaponics In The Mall

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Check out this pop-up aquaponics farm in a shopping mall in the Netherlands by Stadsfarm.

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