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“Smart” Bowery Farm transforms vacant former brownfield site in Bethlehem

06 Jun 2022 10:24 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Vertical agriculture saves energy and space in indoor operation

By Kathryn Finegan Clark, Bucks County Herald (PA)

No red barn, no fields to plow. It’s a farm but it looks like a giant warehouse. 

That’s because it’s Bowery Farm Bethlehem, a smart farm housed in a 156,000-square-foot structure where plants are grown indoors in vertical stacks using artificial light and a fraction of the water that traditional farming requires.

Every step of the process from seed to final packaging is plotted and monitored with a computer operating system. For the consumer this means no pesticides, no GMOs, no need to wash produce and fresher greens and herbs.

Bowery Farming has transformed a nearly 9-acre plot in Lehigh Valley Industrial Park VII on Feather Way into sustainable vertical indoor farmland designed to serve 50 million people in a 200-mile radius. A brownfields area once devoted to burning coal ash is now producing leafy greens and herbs.

For the entire article, see,17526

Posted June 6, 2022

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