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How A Company Fits Five Acres Of Farmland Into Shipping Containers

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Sponsored by Hyatt // Local Roots is changing the farming game for the better by brining fresh produce to "food deserts." This company builds farming pods out of shipping containers, creating an atmosphere that’s perfect for growing produce in a sustainable way. READ MORE: http://mashable.com/2017/01/27/local-roots-incubator/ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/mashable/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/mashable INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/mashable/
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Raju Ramjit (7 дней назад)
Can you ship me 4 of these containers to Trinidad
tatar kings (8 дней назад)
Opposite of healthy food
Joe Stubbernubbensteingenson (10 дней назад)
How cost effective is this? Is it cheaper than hauling lettuce 1800 miles? If not, it's not a viable solution.
Rokinco (20 дней назад)
who said that genetically modified foods are bad?
agus bima (27 дней назад)
harvest moon hydro edition are comin,, #soiltastebetter
brent fisher (29 дней назад)
i just see leaves
Courtz (29 дней назад)
Yip. This is the future. We will be using every unusable container/land to grow food. We will use shipping container, abandoned warehouses and rooftops to farm.
sholehuddin alek (29 дней назад)
Feed your baby in container with artificial nutriti under artificial sun😈😈
sholehuddin alek (29 дней назад)
Pantesan sayur luar negri rada hambar gak se tasty sayuran indonesia mungkin mereka kebanyakan supliernya itu hodroponik😅😅
Joe Black (1 месяц назад)
I lol when people say indoor farming is not practical. People are already doing it. Providing a good product to happy customers. Making good profit. It's practical. It works. Anybody who still has any reservations should see the scale at which the Dutch are doing it. Be amazed.
javier alejandro villavicencio (1 месяц назад)
good job guys ! im from Argentina and this tecnology still be too expensive for us, the world is separated by rich and poor! you have good ideas, wish you good lucks!
Grant Peace (1 месяц назад)
Technology still too expensive? BS, you can grow hydroponically in just about anything, I grow all year round in less than $200 worth of storage totes. Use your imagination man, its easier than you think to grow enough produce to support your family with fresh produce.
Justin Strik (1 месяц назад)
are there any containers left to transport stuff around ?
Dubai Aquaponics (2 месяца назад)
5 acres in a container??? hahahahaha same marketing ploy as the ones who pioneered into this industry... it has its perks sure but it doesn't produce the equivalent of 5 acre, that not true.
ShadowMaster 45 (2 месяца назад)
how big is the shipping container tho
ShadowMaster 45 (2 месяца назад)
just give me a 5 acre shipping container and i can do it too
Tiopira Hape Rauna (2 месяца назад)
Very good for New Zealand
ChannelScottify (2 месяца назад)
5 acres is 20k sq m. a shipping container (40ft) has only 29.6 sq m floor space... so, say that the 5 acre field only produces for 6 months and container for 12 months of the year, need 10k sq m in the container. That means you'd need 337.8 levels of growing space! As there plants seem have be about 0.3 m head room and the container is only 2.89 m tall at best, that is only 9 complete levels Giving the container about 266 sq m of growing space. That is 6.65% of 1 acre!
George C (2 месяца назад)
Make it happen!
Jc kun (2 месяца назад)
Thid thing would be better is Philippines cause the vegetables price in the here always get buffed up every month
Mr. Green (2 месяца назад)
Also those containers are filthy inside with water on the floor almost everyday which is a hazard on its own. They also used extension cords with cuts everyday on there wet floors. I stated that to the manager and countless other employees they just told me it's normal here at local roots!!!if you plan on working there expect to work everyday with unprotected wires on wet floors and algea on there flood tables because they were too stupid to block the light from hitting the tables this video won't show you that obviously and the company had so many problems to fix with there lights always failing,(algea also in alot of the led lights because water got into there lights!!!)flickering and sometimes they would lose alot of lettuce because they had problems with there computer program and the air conditioner would not turn on. Also they had an ammonia powder in the air every morning that would give employees headaches and it would cause nasal irritation.
Mr. Green (2 месяца назад)
I have seen the inside of this warehouse and if you go in there you have to watch your step because there is water on the floor everyday that spills from the resovoirs.
Sameer Pawar (2 месяца назад)
How far are we from being able to grow all fruits and vegetables via indoor farming ?
K Reed (2 месяца назад)
can this be done for ... meth. asking for a friend named Brett Kavanaugh
Raman Ramlingam (2 месяца назад)
and cost will be ?
tinkernaut (2 месяца назад)
Build veggie markets that have the gardens stacked in the floors above it...
Adam Huber (2 месяца назад)
Dude, you probably get laid way more and by higher grade puss than before now that you have a cool and successful company. High end puss eats lots of salad. Congrats!!!
Pedro Rodriguez (3 месяца назад)
Food for rabbits maybe?
Art Curious (3 месяца назад)
Shorter supply chains, no pesticides, no abuse of immigrant labor, and no one urinating in the field while picking the food. These are all good reasons for a revolution in vertical farming to begin. Restaurants, grocery stores, and small businesses all can benefit. The future looks great for urban farming.
Jayasurya R (3 месяца назад)
hi everyone ,if anyone else wants to discover aquaponics design try Fast Track Grower (just google it ) ? Ive heard some unbelievable things about it and my buddy got cool results with it.
☠MrHairyNutz☠ (3 месяца назад)
Notice they didn't try this with peppers, beets or anything that fruits and instead went with lettuce.
Ari Lehtiniemi (3 месяца назад)
This is a part of the solution for sustainable future. There's many parts...
sonicmax (3 месяца назад)
make sure you hire immigrants to pick the lettuce you make and spit on their work like its nothing and spit on their faces for looking at you with with hopelessness
dougie mui (3 месяца назад)
I see only the veges.. Are they able to find ways to farm wheat or else the future generations will be purely vegetarians.
mizael chavez (4 месяца назад)
instead of be waisting time and money on the stupid Space Force like trump said!! the government should invest on this this is the future
bel pet (4 месяца назад)
5 acres in one container??
Agus Sururi (4 месяца назад)
Good ... but only for human Extinction of pest
Rolfikv (4 месяца назад)
What was the name of the company? gay roots?
K. Chris Caldwell (4 месяца назад)
_"Today there is thirty million Americans living in food deserts..."_ Solution? Shipping container _farm?_ No. The solution is ending the Khazarians' grift-machine, Federal Reserve, the Khazarians use to plunder America and Americans into poverty. Poverty that's at the roots of these so-called _food deserts?!_ One is not a true American until resident in the ADL's database.
TOMZKUNK (4 месяца назад)
THIS FOOD IS ORGANIC OR MONSANTO?
fernarias (4 месяца назад)
None of this food is nutritious. You need sunlight and soil (they don't even know what plants use from the soil so how can they reproduce it).
Thatyou GoOn (3 месяца назад)
A combination of soluble salts, microbes with which the plant engages in mutualistic relations, carbon dioxide, oxygen, water and the correct spectrum of electromagnetic radiation is basically all that a plant needs, all stuff you can recreate. Nature is a good starting point, but nature as the end goal is hugely overrated. Those crops are the result of millennia of genetic engineering via artificial selection based on traits. Compared to their ancestors, those crops are complete and horrific mutations. They have been man-made to function in our society and produce food for us, not to live in the "wild". They are what we made them to be, nothing natural. And that is only a good thing. it is the sole reason we can still sustain ourselves considering our population densities. there is a lot wrong with modern agriculture, but to take such a fundamentally critically important thing as much as possible in our control and not by chance is the only logical thing to do. The fact that it is unnatural makes it possible you and I are alive, so yea, don't bring the "it is unnatural" argument up. it is pure nonsence.
Vicky Sieto (4 месяца назад)
Cool idea 👍🏻 but arent you guys pay bills on electricity? Those way seems consume lot of electricity
Jordan Mian (4 месяца назад)
You know how much weed I can fucking could grow with this
Kucing Meow (4 месяца назад)
Why not they just put a glass roof on the container, so they could save lots of energy for the light instead of using the light bulbs?
Micah Johns (4 месяца назад)
I wonder how much production they get per container..
John Kalel (4 месяца назад)
Blah blah were sooooo much better than you blah blah blah. yeah but can you produce a lettuce for 50p I don't think so otherwise you wouldn't be making hipster videos on youtube you would be selling millions of these things all over the globe. Put up or shut up.
Gabe Darrett (4 месяца назад)
1:58 SpaceX?!? I never knew
spankymcflych (4 месяца назад)
I saw someone do the math once, for the cost to provide the light for indoor farming. It was orders of magnitude beyond what outdoor farming costs. Like so far off from normal farming that anyone who does stuff like this is scamming people because they know they can't do indoor farming for real. This video is a scam.
Thatyou GoOn (3 месяца назад)
if you were to use solar panels for electricity, LEDs and would provide food at times that the season isn't right to produce such foods, you would have yourself a pretty strong position in the market, no doubt.
Alto's Music Lab (4 месяца назад)
is this how elon will feed people on Mars?
nathan morello (4 месяца назад)
Yeah 1 acre is 43560 square feet. A 40 foot container is 2760 cubic feet.
nathan morello (4 месяца назад)
Trying to do the maths.. a container is 40x8x10 feet. How do they fit 5 acres into that? Even verticle gardening you might be able to squeeze 2200 square feet.
Jasc Random (4 месяца назад)
Just must also take into account that Vertical indoor farming can work year round, not just in seasons, maximizing productivity.
David Caruso (4 месяца назад)
Yeah yeah, how much do I gotta spend though to get your setup there to get me some lettuce for my salad ? That’s the question
Dark Soul (4 месяца назад)
Can't believe it's 100% safe ... there must be something hidden ... don't know ... 🤔🤔
Jan Levine (4 месяца назад)
Just keep the humans out of those lights at night.
Jeff Fitzpatrick (4 месяца назад)
Lol. Good luck
Scott Aubel (5 месяцев назад)
You guys are going to be selling a shit ton of these in California for weed.
Joshua Upham (5 месяцев назад)
If you like to eat lettuce, lots and lots of lettuce........can you grow real food to?
Luis R (5 месяцев назад)
Click bait much . No way can or could they ever grow 5 acres of greens inside a container. More than likely they jacked up the price so severally high to ritzy restaurants, the profits would be comparible to 5 acres. In the sense of that, then yea. Maybe. But never physically. Ergo, click bait video indeed
Deep Das (5 месяцев назад)
Not any impressive thumbs down!!!!
Blade Barduk (5 месяцев назад)
That's amazing looks great everything!!! I'm not negative but most realistic, put this in practical is almost impossible for simply agricultural people is so expensive and you need to know a lot of technology and technique to do this. Principal factor is Economy a lot
Denish Aheibam (5 месяцев назад)
These Comedians have zero math knowledge !
Denish Aheibam (5 месяцев назад)
Basic Propaganda!
Amjad Goodur (5 месяцев назад)
Possible from Mauritius.
Ratnesh Jain (5 месяцев назад)
Hydroponics looks better than this method.
fred flintstone (5 месяцев назад)
Annoying
critical Thinker (6 месяцев назад)
bunch of brainwashed soy boys sunlight organic only
kustomweb (6 месяцев назад)
I love young people. They are addressing deep issues from a fresh point of view.
A Gleicher (6 месяцев назад)
You can buy nice pre pkg lettuce at the 99 cent only store. They also have strawberries, grapes, cherries, surprisingly better quality than supermkt. What do I know 33 years ago I told them to sell stock. 5 years later they listed with NYSE, when he owner passed stock worth 1.6B, over 300 stores. He had 15 stores, when I told him
Warsame Adam (6 месяцев назад)
Great innovation but why use artificial lighting when you’ve sun all year around in the desert. Also would be great if could touch energy consumption and footprint.
altha 2014 (6 месяцев назад)
Lets do a little math here.. I'm no expert on these containers, So let say it is a 40 feet container with a width of 8 feet.. I do not know the inside d emissions so we will just go with the outside. That would cover in area of 320 sq feet. I saw 4 levels of food being grown so we will multiply 320 sq feet time 4 to get 1,280 there look to be a good walk space in the center of the container so we will give them that as well Even if they grow 30 days crops like roman lettuce, baby carrots that will be 12 crops same as a 15,360 foot growing area. which is around the same as less then 3/10 of an acre not 5 acres... now if we was to do 60 day garden crops that will reduce the amount even more
altha 2014 (6 месяцев назад)
The more you use electronics and computers the more things can go wrong.. What if the power goes out, water line gets stopped up, a number of things can go wrong.. need to keep it as simple as possible
Erwin Miro (4 месяца назад)
#TESLA
Erwin Miro (4 месяца назад)
altha 2014 solar BABY
Randy W Horton (6 месяцев назад)
Your lying to people about the actual yield of a container. Please be honest as people could loose their life savings. 😪 https://youtu.be/QXXZ1GUmgcI
utkarsh bhargava (6 месяцев назад)
Would u guys like to do the same thing in india?
Josh Blick (6 месяцев назад)
Five acres per shipping container??? Have any of these people ever actually seen an open acre of farmed land??? One of these would be only a tiny fraction of one acre, not five.
craig sasscer (3 дня назад)
Josh Blick think about how far apart he individual plants in a typical crop row are. In these containers they are only inches apart meaning many more plants per square foot. Plus they have multiple levels vertically.
Josh Blick (5 месяцев назад)
And then another comment. And then another comment. But I will admit the "counseling" comment was priceless. You know me so well LOL
Josh Blick (5 месяцев назад)
You commented on my original comment. Go find a safe spot and a teddy bear.
Josh Blick (5 месяцев назад)
I'm shocked because it seemed like your first post was an opinion in agreeing with this video and you didn't want to believe the other posts on here before now claiming this was wrong and yet you couldn't go look up information on your own.
Josh Blick (5 месяцев назад)
I'm shocked that you are even asking that. It's common sense. Go look at a container then go physically mark or walk 1 acre, not 5. If you can't walk it then mark it out on google earth. No way in hell are you going to get 1 acre of crops out of one box, things need room to grow. I have a large aquaponics system that takes up an entire room in my house and in no way would I claim crazy numbers like that. It's just a sales speech. There's a ton of legitimate articles if you just look. Here's a video from Dr. Nate Storey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXXZ1GUmgcI
Aaron Maheu (6 месяцев назад)
5 Acres in a shipping container. Please show us the math. #noWay
Satyajit Bhuyan (6 месяцев назад)
2:24 he is gay !
altha 2014 (6 месяцев назад)
And your an Asshole,, and I'm not gay nor an asshole.
letsgetverydrunk (6 месяцев назад)
so?
Kristian Utomo Tobing (6 месяцев назад)
Whoa this is great! What about ROA, return on investment, and cost of operation? If they can compare this method with traditional farming in an economical sense (with the numbers of course), this might attract new farmers.
newsomeassoc (6 месяцев назад)
These people are obviously standard delusional Californians. This is truly a ridiculous science project to grow steel box lettuce. Cool concept but I think 99.9% of all people needing food would like to eat more than only lettuce and a few green leafy herbs. Potatoes, carrots, corn, cucumbers, tomatoes anyone? Maybe you can stack 20 cows or 1000 chickens in that box? Anyone can grow green leaves. Why not tackle some real food issues instead of wasting time and money on leaves in a box???
Jean Blanco (6 месяцев назад)
Do you have a coin I haven't eat in three days
Mudriq Ahmed (6 месяцев назад)
It is very amizing farming
az8868 (6 месяцев назад)
i dont think anyone is making any money out of this shit. sure its fresh but you dont carry vegs like that. you fill up those containers before shipping. stupid people doing stupid things
Jonathan Brady (6 месяцев назад)
I love this. I think it makes massive amounts of sense and has so many benefits.
Sherah Stevens (6 месяцев назад)
Can you grow weed like that
Grant Peace (1 месяц назад)
Where do you think the idea for hydroponically grown produce came from? Hydroponic weed growers hiding their grows thats where.
Body By PT (5 месяцев назад)
Sherah Stevens you can grow weed in a closet.
Graystone Gardens (6 месяцев назад)
Sherah Stevens yes,but no.
letsgetverydrunk (6 месяцев назад)
quick calculation, stacked 6 layers high, with a 60cm corridor a 40ft container would offer about 120-130m² of cultivatable area. 5 acres is about 20200 m². I assume that they mean it has the same productivity as 5 acres... which would be a 127 times increase in yield? I would like more context on these numbers? That said, I really like container cultivation.
Joe Black (1 месяц назад)
Container cultivation aside. It's small fry compared to what's out there. The really big players in hydroponics who use semi-automated operations get amazing figures. The best numbers I've found is something called the Finnish Gutter system than can produce 900 crops (heads) of lettuce per square meter per year. These are big conveyor style operations and the area calculation is essentially averaged over the size of the entire installation. The crops are not stationary. Only 4 workers are needed in the entire production line. I think the type of crop produced in these highly controlled container environments will be of a superior quality though. And therefore be of a higher value. I say if they can do it profitably then by all means.
Chris Topher (6 месяцев назад)
Agreed. Best set of comparison figures I have seen is Broadacre - 1 lettuce per sq ft, 3x per year. Indoor - 4 lettuce per sq ft, 12 x per year. = 16 times the productivity by area. I guess you can stack containers 5 high as well. That could get to 80 times. The numbers for intensive indoor production are impressive, but massively overstating them with no explanation does no one any good.
whatahowl1 (6 месяцев назад)
5 acre's really. Don't think so. Wait I guess it could be if you use the new math...
Mi, Amor (6 месяцев назад)
:) love it!! But i wonder about the electricity and water cost?? For 1 container
panuelo87 (6 месяцев назад)
american stupidity
Samuel Horváth (6 месяцев назад)
that is so sad, plants have allways been growing from earth, and you dont give it them. And sun is other thing. I wouldnt eat that chemistry cocktail
Grant Peace (1 месяц назад)
You're a moron, do a bit of research dumbass. hydroponically produce are raised without pesticides and herbicides with a fraction of the water and aren't exposed to industrial pollution like traditionally raised produce is.
Samuel Horváth (4 месяца назад)
J O no extintion ahead us. No soil used.
J O (4 месяца назад)
Samuel Horváth one of the dumbest comments I have ever read. That is just not how plants work and there are no checmicals involved in this. Try educagimg yourself before you make a absolute clown out of yourself. These guys and girls are doing it with the intet of saving your dumb ass from extimction from ressource overuse.
Rubix Cube (5 месяцев назад)
I don't get how this is sad. Farms use more chemicals than this.
jaime caballero (6 месяцев назад)
The real chemistry cocktail is at a normal plantation full of pesticides, fertilizer, herbicides. Plus hydroponics use 90% less water than conventional. Plants get the same nutrients, just in better way. Also saying plant not getting energy from the sun is not "biological" makes no sense. Electromagnetic waves from the sun are an ABIOTIC resource. EMW from sun or light are exactly the same. This "full organic" people are just show setters.
Mohammad Omar (6 месяцев назад)
Will the plants have a taste like as if you had grown them in soil or will the be just plain water taste ??
Grant Peace (1 месяц назад)
as a hydroponic grower myself, I can tell you they taste better than traditionally grown produce. When raising hydronic produce a nutrient solution is used to grow the produce, its not just water.
Mike Bellamy (6 месяцев назад)
Nope! I'll stick to my five acre South facing balcony thanks🙄. Way cheaper I'm sure.
Jeff Shaw (6 месяцев назад)
Big grocery will kill you dead for cutting into their profit.
ONESTAGETOSPACE (6 месяцев назад)
Including all costs, they can't even compete with shipments of food to places as remote as antarctic stations. The most efficient LEDs possible (expressed in lumens), even those operating in a 24 cycle, are vastly more inefficient than natural insolation, excepting the total darkness at the north pole. Almost all who try it go bankrupt and even then the crop diversity is very limited. It is a market with a very limited boxed in potential. The energy and cost equation just isn't competitive with open air agriculture or agriculture in plastic hot-houses on soil. You only use it where people have no issues with installing an over-priced capability. Then again, it is an excellent technology off world, on Moon or Mars, where a resilient food production capability is more important than cost.
S V (6 месяцев назад)
Big question, can we grow pot plants in it?
Ahmadi Arismaharto (6 месяцев назад)
what's the difference between local roots and square roots? who plagiarized whom?
letsgetverydrunk (6 месяцев назад)
This ain't nothing new, could hardly be called plagiarism.
ano T (6 месяцев назад)
This kind of tech leads me to ask so many questions the biggest one is this cost effective?
ano T (6 месяцев назад)
I don't get why they don't have clear roofs to use direct or even reflected sunlight to reduce cost.
letsgetverydrunk (6 месяцев назад)
Some simple back-of-the-envelope calculation tells me for lettuce maybe, depending on electricity and sell price of lettuce. For other produce not so much.
Rita Thomson (6 месяцев назад)
Mmm! is that 5 acres in a one line, or over a year? a plant that as never felt the sun on its back is like a animal that never feels grass under its huffs not naturel not nature & not God way!
elf twentyfive (6 месяцев назад)
what does god thing the imaginary friend has anything to do with it? as i see it its good idea lets use it
bollepalli jitendra (6 месяцев назад)
These kind of dumb idiots are the reason why natural ecosystems are destroying, first you destroy the clean ecosystems and replace them with artificial shit, that's why cancers are on the rise, wake up people, believe in nature rather than green revolutions and gmos, the earth had enough to feed all the people, if you stop polluting ecosystems with industrial shit.
robin vermillion (6 месяцев назад)
Wow would be a good weed farm
Die Welt (5 дней назад)
+damarh 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
Frank Lim (1 месяц назад)
ok my innocent mind is mindblowned
Grant Peace (1 месяц назад)
They do make good weed farms, where do you think the idea came from.
Grant Peace (1 месяц назад)
#damarh Stupid comment. They don't cost $50k and just how much money, water, labor and energy do you think it takes to raise 5 acres of produce in the traditional method? Container farming uses a fraction of the water and resources of traditional growing methods and you don't have the need for herbicides and pesticides or GMO low nutritional produce. You are not at the mercy of the weather either and natural disasters either. The success rate of hydroponic and aquaponic grown crops is nearly 100%, fare better than traditionally grown produce, and much healthier.
Frank Lim (1 месяц назад)
damarh now that. THAT is some truth.
Historical Icons (6 месяцев назад)
Lettuce isn't really food. Zero nutritional value just taste
Duggy Dugg (1 месяц назад)
+Grant Peace I like kale..spinach etc in salad
Grant Peace (1 месяц назад)
WRONG! Iceberg lettuce has almost zero nutritional value, other types of lettuce do. I little research goes a long way.
Duggy Dugg (2 месяца назад)
wondering if kale or other more nutritional veggies would be poss
Lechiffresix six (4 месяца назад)
its just that grass with zero nutritional value. you need to eat tons of it to get a bit of that vitamin. they can only grow leaves in those vertical things
blue280485 (6 месяцев назад)
wow so cool! 'Farm-In-A-Box" this going to be the Future of Agriculture! How about we stack couple of these on top of each other and make a Farmscraper! What's next 'Farms-As-A-Service'?
firecloud77 (6 месяцев назад)
Growing lettuce under lights. *YAWN* Lettuce gets nowhere close to satisfying the caloric needs of a nation. Grains and tubers need much more space and serious sunlight.

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