VertiCrop™ is a revolutionary growing system selected in 2009 by TIME Magazine as one of the World’s Greatest Inventions.
Local Produce for Global Markets
VertiCrop™ provides a cost effective solution for local crop production with significant operating cost savings over traditional field agriculture. This patent pending technology represents a paradigm shift in farming and food production by providing up to 20 times the yield of field crops, while using a mere 8% of the water required for land farming. Growing leafy green vegetables in a unique, suspended tray configuration on a moving conveyor system, VertiCrop™ provides maximum exposure to light (either natural or artificial), along with precisely measured nutrients for each plant. Designed to grow in closed loop and controlled environments, VertiCrop™ eliminates the need for harmful herbicides and pesticides, while maximizing food taste and nutrition.
North America’s first ever VertiCrop™ farm is built on the roof of a parkade in the heart of downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, and is home to Vancouver’s Local Garden.