The case for investing in greenhouses in the U.S.
Added on 12 February 2024
Greenhouses offer a viable solution to meet this shift in consciousness by providing a controlled environment for year-round cultivation.
Unlike the heavily publicized indoor vertical farms, greenhouses leverage natural sunlight, circumventing the high energy demands plaguing vertical farming systems. Furthermore, these systems are proven as they have been used for centuries, and their technologies continue to advance.
Today's greenhouses vary in size and purpose, from high-tech facilities supporting research and breeding to those employing controlled environment agriculture techniques like hydroponics and aquaponics. The evolution of greenhouses reflects a continuous pursuit of optimizing growing conditions, meeting the demands of an expanding population, and contributing significantly to global agriculture and horticulture.
Notable Greenhouse Regions
Three regions of note have blossomed over the last several decades as destinations for greenhouse growers and operations. They are:
- Westland, Netherlands - Known as the “Greenhouse of Europe,” this growing area contains approximately 2500 hectares of greenhouses and is responsible for the second-largest export of food globally (only second to the United States).