Earth911 Podcast: Cloud-based Vertical Farming With Babylon Micro-Farms

Earth911 Podcast: Cloud-based Vertical Farming With Babylon Micro-Farms

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Our visitor is Alexander Olesen, CEO and founding father of Babylon Micro-Farms. The Richmond, Va.-based firm has developed a hydroponics-based method to rising produce in enclosed compact programs — in regards to the measurement of a giant merchandising machine — that may be managed remotely.  The system produces as a lot produce in 15 sq. toes of area as 2,000 sq. toes of conventional farmland. The firm describes its product as a “cloud-based vertical farm” that gives skilled cultivation recommendation and cues about when to reap. The Babylon Micro-Farms system might help grocers, eating places, and communities to plant, develop, and harvest produce inside yards of the place will probably be bought or consumed.

Alexander Olesen, CEO of Babylon Micro-Farms
Alexander Olesen, CEO of Babylon Micro-Farms, is our visitor on Sustainability in Your Ear.

Growing and transport meals is the premise of human life in our period, in any period. But right now, shifting produce from area to desk is a carbon-intensive course of that additionally leads to intensive meals waste — as a lot as 40% of the unique harvest spoils in transit or on retailer cabinets. What if we may develop meals close to the individuals who want it, significantly in cities? You can be taught extra about Babylon Micro-Farms at

For extra views on vertical farming, take heed to our interviews with Jake Felser of Freight Farms and Eddy Badrina of Eden Green.