The Square Roots Initiative Trains Urban Dwellers in Sustainable Growing

By: Misel Saban - Aug 24, 2016
References: squarerootsgrow & fastcoexist
The Square Roots is a campus farming program designed to help teach and educate urban dwellers about the benefits and sustainability of vertical farms with an accelerated curriculum. The program is structured to help build awareness about the changing food industry and how companies, brands and individuals can aid in creating more sustainable food by learning the new growing practice.

Vertical farming is the cultivation of food on a vertical plain where much less space is used and the food grows upwards rather than horizontally. The Square Roots program is put together by Tobias Peggs and Kimbal Musk as an educational platform that teaches about vertical farming using shipping containers supplied by Freight Farms and plant towers from ZipGrow.