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Vertical Farming in Prisons, Aeroponic Chilies, Growing Lettuce Remotely, and MORE! | 🌿Vertical Farming Weekly - August 26, 2022

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It’s Vertical Farming Weekly time again!
A few weeks back we featured an article on Boise Vertical Farm, who is providing second-chance employment for people and ex-convicts whom are recovering from substance abuse. Recently, UK based company LettUs Grow announced they will be bringing Vertical Farming into Worcestershire’s HM Prison Hewell as part of the government’s rehabilitation program.
Edit: 8/30/22 - You can read LettUs Grow’s official press release here.
We talk a lot about sustainable agriculture but we don’t talk enough about the sustainability of prisons. Tax payer dollars should be going towards rehabilitating convicts back into functional members of society, instead of keeping people in the system, which takes more money and resources.
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Enjoy your weekend.
-Noah🌶

This Week in Vertical Farming
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Season 5 Episode 56 - Transforming Local Produce, One Rooftop Greenhouse at a Time with Gotham Greens’ Viraj Puri
Co-founder and CEO of Gotham Greens, Viraj Puri is on a mission to transform the way we approach our food system by growing greener foods in better ways. Through his work at Gotham Greens, Viraj and his team help to build and operate sustainable greenhouses in cities across America. Today, Viraj and Harry dive deep into the urban farming industry and why it is critical to educate a future workforce of engineers, scientists and farmers to ensure its continued success. They touch on Viraj’s inspiration for launching Gotham Greens, revitalizing communities and innovating for a sustainable future.
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Issue #29 of Vertical Farming Weekly was curated by Noah Konevitch.
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