How much space do underground farming systems require?

The first generation of systems uses 60'' (1.5m) diameter shafts and each one requires approximately 304'' x 207'' (7.7m x 5.3m) of surface space.

What can underground farming systems grow?

In the long term, our goal is to produce any crop we desire. For our pilot, our efforts are focused on leafy greens and herbs and plan to quickly diversify towards traditional fruits and vegetables.

How much do underground farming systems cost?

$2,000 to $3,000 CAD per linear foot of Forges depending on the level of automation and the region's construction labour costs. So each forge of 100ft costs between $200,000 and $300,000 CAD.

Is produce grown without sunlight healthy?

Yes, it's safe to eat food that's been grown from artificial lighting sources. Current commercial greenhouses already use it to compensate when sunlight is too low.

Why farm underground?

Less space and energy are needed than current vertical farming systems.

How do underground farming systems work?

Plants are germinated on the surface, transferred into growing modules, and then lowered into underground systems to undergo the remainder of their growth stages. Once the plants are ready, the modules are lifted out and the plants are harvested.

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