- Vertical Farming Technology

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Consumers are increasingly demanding high quality, locally produced food that is free of pesticides and other chemicals. TerraSphere designs and builds super-efficient vertical farming systems that grow a variety of crops in pollutant-free environments. The technology is contained, which means crops can be grown year-round in any location, and at considerably higher yields than traditional growth methods. The result is an abundance of fresh, cost-competitive produce.

  • Generating significantly larger crop yields per square foot;
  • Full control of the growth environment (water, nutrients, light, temperature);
  • Full containment so that the plants are not exposed to pollutants or field-growth hazards;
  • Continuous, year-round growth; and
  • The ability to site facilities in virtually any location.

Consumers are increasingly demanding high quality, locally produced food that is free of pesticides and other chemicals. TerraSphere designs and builds super-efficient vertical farming systems that grow a variety of crops in pollutant-free environments. The technology is contained, which means crops can be grown year-round in any location, and at considerably higher yields than traditional growth methods. The result is an abundance of fresh, cost-competitive produce.

Increases productivity

The TerraSphere system grows plants in cubic feet versus square feet, producing yields up to ten times greater than traditional greenhouses, and up to 100 times greater than conventional field agriculture on a per square foot basis.

Year-round production = Year-round revenue

Due to the controlled, indoor environment, TerraSphere can produce crops 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. This means stable and consistent revenue for TerraSphere facility owners/operators.

Strengthens local economy

When you purchase TerraSphere produce from your local TerraSphere farm your dollars stay within the community and circulate throughout, giving other local businesses a healthy boost.

Eliminates the need for chemical pesticides

Because we grow plants in a controlled indoor environment, our facilities are not affected by pests.  Pesticides are not only an environmental and health concern, but also represent an additional cost in field agriculture.

Reduces water pollution.

Run-off from chemical fertilizers used on commercial farms often contaminates nearby water supplies.

Uses less water

TerraSphere's closed-loop hydroponic irrigation systems uses only 20% of the amount of water that is required in Conventional Field Agriculture. That's 5 times less water per sq.ft. of production!

Reduces fossil fuel use

Since TerraSphere grows produce in close proximity to end consumers, limited transportation is required between production site and market, thus significantly decreasing fuel usage and greenhouse gases. Additionally, no machinery (i.e., tractors) is required to plant or harvest a TerraSphere crop, as is required in field agriculture.

Minimizes wastewater

The watering injection system recycles water, generating little to no waste. Wastewater is one of the most significant environmental costs associated with traditional methods of hydroponics.

Re-purposes existing structures

TerraSphere builds its facilities on underutilized or abandoned properties, reducing its environmental footprint.

Creates local jobs

A TerraSphere facility creates employment opportunities that pay livable wages, plus benefits, for local residents.

Promotes economic growth

TerraSphere creates opportunities for community entrepreneurs to grow and sell the produce, and replaces imported goods with local goods.

Promotes social responsibility

TerraSphere is committed to sustainable design and building practices, as well as superior energy efficiency in all operations.

TerraSphere is a good neighbor

TerraSphere partners with local businesses and community leaders to make sure that we address the community's needs and concerns. Our goal is to create jobs, economic growth, and a healthier environment.

Price stability

Due to year-round production and controlled growing conditions, TerraSphere produce does not fall victim to seasonal availability or price swings. TerraSphere is able to offer a fixed and competitive price for produce year-round.

Consistent and reliable crop

Due to the controlled, indoor growing environment, TerraSphere produce is not effected by crop loss due to natural disasters or weather related issues, such as droughts or floods. TerraSphere offers suppliers a consistent quality crop regardless of the time of year, or outdoor climate.

Longer shelf-life

TerraSphere's crops are attached to their roots until they reach the cooler, which makes for a much longer shelf life than crops harvested by traditional methods. Our produce is delivered to stores the same day that it's harvested.

Chemical and Pesticide-Free

Due to a controlled indoor growing environment, TerraSphere facilities are not affected by natural pests, and therefore do not require chemicals or pesticides to ensure a healthy crop.  TerraSphere offers consumers  safe, healthy and organic produce, 365 days a year.

Freshest Produce Available

TerraSphere produces fresh, pesticide-free, local greens that not only taste better, but have a much longer shelf-life compared to most other produce which has to be harvested weeks in advance and then trucked close to 2,000 miles before making it to the market.

Buying Local

TerraSphere facilities bring the farm right to the people. This means that urban dwellers can buy produce that was grown as close as 5 miles to their homes. TerraSphere makes buying local accessible to everyone, every season of the year.

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