Vertical Farming

Vertical Farming: a small number of growers already practice this method, but it could be a solution for every grower to cultivate on a large scale. A vertical farm is simply a way of growing crops in several layers above one another. This can be done in, for example, vacant office buildings or in other large greenhouses. Vertical farming is an ideal solution for every grower who wants to grow sustainably and efficiently.

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Growing using less space.
Year-round cultivation.
Local production possible.
The benefits
By growing in several tiers on top of each other, a grower uses significantly less space. On average, 80% of the available agricultural land is already in use, making a vertical farm the ideal solution for growing more with less space. A grower has complete control over a vertical farm as well as the cultivation space and process. This enables a grower to cultivate in a shorter period, which means that space can be made available for a new crop within a shorter period of time. A grower has the opportunity to cultivate all year round and the productivity per surface area is more than doubled with vertical farming. The closed environment of the vertical farm means that there are no external influences. Space, energy and raw materials can be used as efficiently as possible. This ensures that there is no chance of wasting water or other nutrients. Another advantage of a vertical farm is that it can be built close to or even in a city. In other words, local production is possible in a residential area. Ultimately, it reduces transport costs and emissions. Vertical farming therefore offers a solution for growing fresh food in large cities such as Amsterdam, Dubai, Las Vegas or New York.

In short, the advantages of vertical farming are: 
- Growing more, using less space
- Growing all year round
- No waste of space, energy and raw materials
- Local production possible
- No transport costs
- Limited emissions
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About Vertical Farming
To one grower it is a well-known concept, to another it may be completely unknown: vertical farming. Vertical farming involves growing plants or other crops in an installation using several layers on top of each other. This makes it possible to grow many more plants and/or crops in the same amount of time on a smaller surface area. Because a vertical farm is constructed under the right conditions - including lighting, temperature and water supply - the plants can grow optimally. Vertical farming is suitable for growers on land, but also in cities as local production.

Is Vertical Farming possible in a city?

Every year, more and more vacant office buildings or shops appear in cities, including Amsterdam. The vacancy of these many square metres is the result of The New Way of Working and the real estate crisis. Thanks to vertical farming, it is possible to convert these premises into a large agricultural complex in which vegetables, fruit and other plants can be grown at height. Vertical farming in the city is possible and has been done before, for example in Manhattan, New York.

Vertical farming in a city allows you to make optimal use of the space in an empty office building or factory. It is also possible to set up a vertical farm in an empty building in any city, because you utilise your own climate. In this way you are no longer dependent on the climate conditions in a certain city and you reduce the risk of crop failure.

Vertical Farming with KG Systems
With more than 20 years of experience in the industry, KG Systems is the leading supplier of grow tables, grow table systems and transport systems including vertical farming. With a personal approach and strong advice KG Systems can offer the solution for any project. We design, manufacture and install everything in-house. We operate worldwide. Would you like to know what KG Systems can do for your organisation? Please contact us.
Projects using Vertical Farming
SV.CO De Lier, Nederland
32.200 m²
SV.CO De Lier, Nederland
32.200 m²
SV.CO De Lier, Nederland
32.200 m²
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