The Green Team, gloved, masked, and socially distant, met each other in person for the first time at their tour of Hackensack’s innovative vertical farm, Greens Do Good. Jessalin Jaume, Farm Manager, gave the team a tour of the farm: a warehouse with tall towers with water reservoirs and lamps hanging over greens at various stages of growth.
This hydroponic system can make vegetables grow twice as quickly, and being indoors means the farm can run year-round. The system also uses only a fraction of the water traditional farming requires. Along with that, the farm is owned by REED Next, a foundation supporting adults with autism, and net profits go to the foundation. Adults with autism have jobs within the farm and have important roles in managing the business.
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