Green Sense Farms to Build 20+ Farms in China
Green Sense Farms USA of Portage, Indiana and Star Global Holdings of the People’s Republic of China have formed a partnership to build, own, and operate a network of more than 20 indoor vertical farms in China. The new partnership, Green Sense Farms, Asia Pacific, ltd. will begin building its first farm this year in Shenzhen, a major city in southern China’s Guangdong Province, situated immediately north of Hong Kong.
Green Sense has chosen the iD TOWN Art District as the location for the first farm. iD TOWN will redevelop a vacant printing and dyeing factory into a 20-acre creative site that will include artist studios, hotels, a conference center, and dining. “Not only is it exciting to bring our sustainable, vertical farming concept to China, but we’re also really gratified to be part of such a stellar redevelopment project,” said Robert Colangelo, CEO of Green Sense Farms. Colangelo recently returned from China where he and partner Harry Chan met with officials, residents, and future customers about the upcoming projects. “By growing food indoors in a sustainable, controlled, and sanitary environment, we can increase food security and help feed the Chinese people in an environmentally friendly way,” said Chan.
Green Sense Farms currently operates the largest indoor vertical farm in the United States. The farm’s sustainable farming practices grow a large quantity of produce in a very small footprint – about one tenth the size of a traditional farm. Because the produce can be grown close to customers, food is delivered fresher and travels fewer miles than traditional farming.
Green Sense Farms’ innovative indoor, vertical growing system means their farms can grow 365 days per year in perfect growing conditions, without herbicides, pesticides, or GMO seeds. Popular Science recently named Green Sense Farms to its list of the year’s 100 Greatest Inventions for the farm’s innovative sustainable farming.
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