Fighting world hunger, one small, indoor vertical farm at a time

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In Berlin, Germany, you might bump into a small, indoor vertical farm as you wheel your cart down the produce aisle of Metro, a wholesale supermarket.

According to Quartz, the farm — or Kräutergarten, meaning ‘herb garden’ — is the project of Infarm, a startup dedicated to its mission of helping cities have self-sufficient food production. Plant growth is observed by Infarm app monitors. Twice weekly, Greek bonsai basil and Thai basil are harvested from the farm and sold in the supermarket.

The indoor farm launched in 2015, and since then, more than 400 packages of the farm’s herbs have been sold at the Berlin store each month.

Read more: Quartz > A startup that wants to end world hunger is starting with a tiny indoor vertical farm

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