As humans have started farming over 20000 years ago, and we have faced many problems while doing farming such as weather, seasons, and pests while creating irrigation systems to ensure the crops have water. But humans think that they have solved humanity’s toughest farming problems by moving the entire operation indoors.
The 80-acre farm is currently establishing an indoor farm in Hamilton, Ohio outside Cincinnati, which will produce 150,000 square feet of controlled environmental agriculture (CEA). The CEA farm will depend on energy efficient LED lights to grow in the climate-controlled environment for its plants. While traditional farmers are bound to the weather, CEA’s cultivation allows crops to grow up to 365 days without any interruption.
The need for pesticides in the growing indoors is almost extinguished, so the food is healthy and its production does not pollute the soil and waterways. The indoor environment allows crops to be piled vertically, so with the help of this technique more and more crops can be produced in a limited space.
Co-Founder of 80 Acres, Mike Zelkind, “80 Acres grows products much faster than in the traditional outdoor environment or even in a greenhouse environment,” and he also said that “We can examine all the factors, like CO2 levels, and when and how much to deliberately stress the plant to get the right level of nutrition and flavor,”
Central Electricity Authority Farm’s are also very eco-friendly and pollution free. Beca Headers, 80 Acres Farms head of marketing, told CincyChic.“We grow hydroponically, in a closed-loop system, using 95% less water than a conventional farm”
“Crops only take up what they need and the rest is recirculated in the system. To reduce our carbon footprint, we strive to use primary renewable energy sources and travel fewer miles with our food” Headers says. The indoor farm should be completed by the end of 2018 when it will begin growing greens such as herbs and kale for local retailers and distributors.