With new growing techniques, small, urban facilities can replace acres of farmland

Staff working in greenhouse

Tracey Lindeman
Special to The Globe and Mail
Last updated: Monday, Aug. 22, 2016

“…Lufa depends on automation to run its two greenhouses. Water, nutrients, temperature and other factors are managed by their customized automation tool made by British Columbia’s Argus Control Systems. Microgreens and baby greens grow on six-storey racks outfitted with automated LED lights, and energy curtains are programmed to roll down the sides of the greenhouses at night.”

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