Why Vertical Farming

  • Higher Quality
Farming Methods
Higher QualityCONVENTIONALGREENHOUSEAEROPONIC
Washing RequiredYesYesNo
Market Freshness>1 week oldFresh – 3 daysFresh
Shelf-life1 week2 – 3 weeks3 – 4 weeks
LocalDifficultMediumEasy
Food SafetyDifficultMediumEasy
SeasonalitySeasonalExtended season at a costYear round
  • Profitability
Farming Methods
ProfitabilityCONVENTIONALGREENHOUSEAEROPONIC
Growth Cycle35 – 70 days25 – 50 days18 – 21 days
Yield & Quality PredictabilityLowMediumHigh
Labor ConditionsDrudgerousHot & HumidRoom-like
Annual Yield / Sq. Ft.0.4 lbs6 lbs30 lbs
Transportation CostsHighMediumLow
Weather RiskHighMedium – HightNone
LocationVery LimitedLimitedAny location
  • Impact
Farming Methods
Impact CONVENTIONALGREENHOUSEAEROPONIC
Water UseHighLowLow
Land RequirementsHighMediumLow
Transportation Miles1000s100s10s
PesticidesOftenOccasionallyNever
  • Urban Renewal
Farming Methods
Urban RenewalCONVENTIONALGREENHOUSEAEROPONIC
Urban ApplicationNoLimited to rooftopsYes
Worker Skill LevelHighMediumLow
Building RehabilitationNoNoYes