A Shout-Out from The New York Times

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The New York Times gave us a shout-out!

Urban Ag News founder Chris Higgins and the online magazine Urban Ag News were cited by The New York Times in an article on vertical farming.

The article also included Urban Ag News Issue 9 cover story personality Dan Albert, owner of Farmbox Greens in Seattle, Wash., who was also interviewed for the article.


The article by Eilene Zimmerman, published June 29, 2016, titled “Growing Greens in the Spare Room as ‘Vertical Farm’ Start-Ups Flourish” highlights several growers and their stories. The below are Zhanna and Larry Hountz who are growing microgreens right in their own home in Baltimore, and has “generated about $120,000 in income.” The article talks about everything from production, to energy, costs and profit. Bruce Bugbee, a professor of crop physiology at Utah State University who studies controlled environment agriculture, was also interviewed to chime in on the energy efficiency of LED lights. Read the whole article!


City-Hydro owners Zhanna and Larry Hountz started growing microgreens in a spare room in their Baltimore rowhouse a year and a half ago. Credit Matt Roth for The New York Times