This Urban Farm Grows Strawberries in Shipping Containers in Central Paris | Lexicon of Food

This Urban Farm Grows Strawberries in Shipping Containers in Central Paris

Agricool is a Parisian urban agriculture tech start-up that recently raised $28 million to scale its business: growing strawberries in reclaimed shipping containers in central Paris using vertical farming methods. Since the plants are cultivated using aeroponics — that is, by spraying a mist of water and nutrients on the plants’ exposed roots (as opposed to the plants growing in soil) — their process uses 90 percent less water than conventional agriculture.