This shipping container is a high-tech growing machine | Editorial

Robbinsville is thinking inside the box as a way to go green.

The township recently laid claim to being the first New Jersey municipality to take delivery of a portable, hydroponic box farm.

It’s basically a 40-foot-by-80-foot metal shipping container that has been converted into a high-tech growing machine.

Plants are grown in nutrient-rich water that requires no soil. Indoor lighting takes the place of sunlight to produce the photosynthesis needed to grow leafy green vegetables. An added advantage is that plants can be grown year-round in a temperature-controlled environment that is regulated by computer software. And no pesticides are needed …read more

Source: Mercer

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