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Princeton’s Vertical Farming Project Harvests Knowledge for a Budding Industry

November 2nd, 2017
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Located in a small windowless room in Moffett Laboratory, Princeton’s vertical farm is used to identify the optimal conditions for growing food indoors. Plant physiologist Paul Gauthier, who has been at the University since 2012 and focuses his research on plant resilience to environmental stress, envisions the Princeton project as an open-source model for vertical farming.  Free from having to turn a profit, he and the students involved in the project can experiment with various crops, techniques, technologies and nutrient solutions. Their focus is getting the best harvest with the least amount of resource consumption, then making those data publicly available.

To learn more about vertical farming at Princeton, click here.

To view a video on the Vertical Farming project, click here.

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