Is Vertical, Soilless Farming the Future of Food?

Susan S. Johnson

Like other cleanse, rapidly-informal concepts, the menu at Ohio-centered, Asian-fusion chain Balance Grille is mostly veggie-forward. But fairly than sourcing all produce from exterior suppliers, the four-unit manufacturer delivers clean, regional goods courtesy of its have inexperienced thumb. Many thanks to a nearby 8,600-sq.-foot, vertical, aquaponics farm owned by the principle, considerably of the brand’s create is grown by Harmony Grille by itself.

“The farm is correct in [Toledo, Ohio’s] central organization district,” states Equilibrium Grille co-founder Prakash Karamchandani. “We went into a strip of retail that was effectively deserted in the coronary heart of our downtown region. By putting

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