Farms are moving indoors

AURORA, Colorado (KCNC) -- Food insecurity remains a huge problem in Colorado, and as climate change impacts the growing season, some see indoor farming as an answer.

Kalera is a global vertical farming company, and it opened a leafy greens farm in Aurora in April.

"The most important thing is to perfect mother nature inside," said Austin Martin, President of North America and Chief Operations Officer of Kalera.

Inside an Aurora warehouse, Mother Nature is hard at work growing leafy greens. Kalera grows several varieties of full head lettuce, as well as, loose leaf lettuce and microgreens. All grown in a two story facility, instead of across acres.

"We use 99-percent less land for the amount of lettuce that we can grow, so it's very efficient for the land," Martin explained.

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Photo created by Petr Magera - Unsplash

Source: Erie News Now


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