Local Roots brings farmland to SXSW with TerraFarms

What do you do when you want fresh produce, but there’s no farmland for miles around? Look for a TerraFarm! What is it? TerraFarm is a mobile, vertical farm inside a shipping container, made by Local Roots Farms. Through hydroponics, one TerraFarm can grow as much food as five acres of farmland. The plants are arranged on vertical shelves under LED lights which glow in psychedelic shades of purple. The whole unit is controlled with an HVAC system designed to keep the plants at optimal growing temperatures. One TerraFarm operates at peak efficiency, eliminating water waste by recycling any moisture…

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