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Vertical farming is not a new concept. Farmers used it for centuries to grow more food in less space. But over the past decade, innovative startup companies reclaimed this forgotten method to bring sprawling farms into controlled spaces in dense urban neighborhoods.
Once a niche market, the urban farming space is booming — and many upstarts gained fast acclaim only to sputter out. But as the industry gains more profile (it was a hot topic at this year’s Sustainable Brands conference in Detroit), a growing number of companies are turning greens into gold.