Freight Farm enables crops to be grown from inside of shipping containers. The start-up behind this project implemented a hydroponic system called 'The Leafy Green Machine,' which transforms the container's vessels into mobile farming units through a hi-tech growing process. The compact containers can allegedly grow the equivalent of a two-acre plot of land. Botanical seeds are planted and grown with the help of embedded LED lights. Once sprouting begins, vertical hydroponic planters feed the plants with nutrient-rich water.
The seedlings are controlled and monitored through an accompanied smartphone app, Farmhand, which remotely controls lighting, temperature, humidity and carbon dioxide levels. Freight Farms are advantageous, as weather or climate-related factors have no impact on a plant's ability to grow. Through this system, Freight Farms allows vegetation to thrive in any location, at any time.