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Shipping container #hydroponic #farms "growing" in popularity:

] Courtyard Marriott Hotel, Concord, N.H., is among the companies that has gone green growing hydroponically with the recycled shipping container kit from Boston-based Freight Farms . According to Modern Farmer , “Freight Farms creates local food at a commercial volume.” The company upcycles shipping containers into modular indoor mini farms for almost any climate. Units can even be stacked as they are for their traditional shipping use giving new meaning to the phrase, “container farming.” Each shipping container comes equipped with climate-control technology suitable for greens or fungi (mushrooms). The soilless hydroponic gardens grow food “by the cubic foot”—yielding the equivalent of an acre of produce inside a shipping container—3,000 plants can be harvested at one time or 400 heads of lettuce from a single unit. Or units can be timed to provide a continuous harvest ...

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