Hydroponic farming is taking place in North Minneapolis

January 22, 2019 07:05 PM

The Pillsbury United Communities hydroponic growing station is one of many programs the organization uses provide fresh hyperlocal produce throughout the year in North Minneapolis.

Ethan Neal says right after produce is harvest, its sent straight to the organizaitons soup kitchen. This allows for meals at a much lower cost. 

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Instead of producing her yield in a plot of land, Michelle Manske cultivating it  inside of an old semi freight trailer. She is currently ready to harvest an assortment of herbs, lettuces and flowers.


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"Vertically you can fit anywhere between 10 to 18 plants per column, but the entire size is equivalent 1.2 acres of growing space," she said.

Inside of the trailer she has total control over the climate and watering.

Just like any farm, the plants will get pests and disease.  Manske says they avoid using pesticides on their plants. 

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