AeroFarms is planning a farm for the future. In an old nightclub in downtown Newark, the startup has opened an aeroponic farm — a type of soil-free vertical farming.
Growing leafy greens like kale and arugula, aeroponic farmers spray a nutrient-rich mist on the plants' roots to make them grow. The process requires no sun and no pesticides, and they say their plants need less space and water than in traditional farming.
AeroFarms CEO David Rosenberg spoke with Here & Now's Robin Young about the company's aeroponic mission and what's next for AeroFarms.
This segment aired on November 28, 2014.