FARIBAULT, Minn. — In the frigidly frigid frost filled confines of February in Faribault we find ourselves at the foot of a factory and the future of farming.
Why grow out when you can grow up?Why use a river when you can use a mist? Why farm at the behest of nature when you can control her conditions?
For five years Living Greens CEO Dana Anderson has been refining the art of vertical farming. They use no soil and no sun, instead feeding heads of butter and romaine lettuce with a nutrient-rich spray and powering photosynthesis with LED lights.
This facility grows the equivalent of 200 acres of traditional farming.