Urban farming in Brooklyn
LED lights glow from a cluster of 10 hydroponic climate controlled farms housed in repurposed 320-square-foot more
Erik Groszyk, 30, used to spend his day as an investment banker working on spreadsheets. Now, he blasts rappermore
Groszyk, a Harvard graduate, is one of 10 "entrepreneurial farmers" selected by Square Roots, an indoor urban more
For 12 months, farmers like Paul Philpott each get a 320-square-foot steel shipping container where they contrmore
Under pink LED lights, the farmers grow GMO-free greens, like this Tuscan Kale, all year round. REUTERS/Mike Smore
Groszyk, who personally makes all the deliveries to his 45 customers, including the offices of Kickstarter Incmore
"Literally the first day we were here, they were lowering these shipping containers with a crane off the back more
Tobias Peggs (C) launched Square Roots with Kimbal Musk, the brother of Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk, imore
"If we can come up with a solution that works for New York, then as the rest of the world increasingly looks lmore
In exchange for providing the farms and the year-long program, which includes support on topics like business more
The farmers cover the operating expenses of their container farm, such as water, electricity and seeds and paymore
Groszyk harvests 15 to 20 pounds of produce each week, including Tuscan and Red Russian Kale, having been traimore
"It's really interesting to find out who's growing your food," said Tieg Zaharia, 25, a software engineer at Kmore
Nabeela Lakhani, 23, said reading "Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal" in high school inmore
Three nights per week, Lakhani assumes the role of resident chef at a market-to-table restaurant in lower Manhmore
The glow of LED lights emanates from the cluster of 10 hydroponic climate controlled farms. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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