Vertical Farming: The Basics
Vertical farms stack multiple layers to grow plants under LED lights, year-round in controlled conditions.
This creates a number of advantages when growing perishable crops for city populations:
Farm.One: Specialty Vertical Farms
As the only vertical farming company growing 100s of different specialty crops in city centers, Farm.One is constantly innovating above and beyond the basic vertical farming approach. We believe smaller farms close to customers
can provide most or all of the specialty produce for tomorrow's cities.
Farm Management Software
Our software defines all actions on the farm, managing planting, care and harvest of 1000s of batches at any one time, on desktop and mobile device.
Our software also manages 'boring' tasks like printing labels, synchronizing with sales and accounting software.
All Farm.One farms get instant access to software updates, and can use software to interact with our Plant Scientist.
Crop Recipe Data
Farm.One has created a unique dataset of light recipes, growing methods, timing, planting technique and more for 500+ products — edible flowers, microgreens and rare herbs. No other vertical farm company in the world has this product range.
This data is used to plan planting, transplanting and plant care tasks for all crops. As such the Farm Manager can grow with confidence that plants are being managed at the right time and in the right way.
Training & Documentation
The Farm.One process is carefully defined to ensure consistency, safety and efficiency.
Farm.One workers are on-boarded with standard training materials, introduced to complex techniques with VR video, and have always-on access to documentation on the farm.
Farm.One hydroponics hardware includes several innovations designed to make farms efficient and easy to maintain even in small spaces.
We work with industry-leading lighting manufacturers and continually evaluate new lighting solutions, so that our new farms get access to the latest tested products.
Through Farm.One's software a Farm Manager can stocktake, manage consumables levels, place purchase orders and receive consumables from over 100 different seed, consumable and packaging vendors.
By joining the Farm.One network, each new farm, no matter what the size, can take advantage of our economies of scale by accessing bulk pricing and special terms.