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Ways We’re Growing Greener

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You may know we’re an indoor farming and fresh food brand, but did you know that our passion for safeguarding our natural resources informs every decision we make?

At Gotham Greens, we strive to do more with less. It’s all rooted in our love for the planet and our belief that we can farm more thoughtfully. Let’s dive into four ways we are growing greens, in greener ways.

We grow our greens using less water. 

We believe in being good stewards of water – one of our most precious resources. We’re proud to grow our greens using up to 90% less water than traditional, open-field farms. This is equivalent to saving over 450 million gallons of water annually – that’s equal to more than 680 Olympic-sized swimming pools! 70% of global freshwater withdrawals are used for agriculture, which takes a massive toll on Earth’s natural resources. Using water thoughtfully means caring for and protecting our local water systems, and in turn providing more clean water for those who need it. 

And the water we do use? We recycle.

Our greenhouses use hydroponic growing methods without soil, and the water we use is constantly being filtered and recycled back to feed the plants. Food systems are the largest consumer of land and fresh water on the planet, and the leading cause of global water pollution. We designed our farms to keep water recirculating indoors — and out of local rivers, streams and lakes. 

We grow using less land.

Did you know that half of the world’s habitable (ice- and desert-free) land is used for agriculture? It’s true — and contributes to pollution of groundwater and land. We use advanced greenhouse technology and automation to grow much more, with much less space. At Gotham Greens, we use up to 97% less land than traditional farming. That’s around 30 times more lettuce per acre of land!  

And the land we do use? It’s closer to you. 

To reduce emissions related to food production, we must move production closer to consumers, increase yields, decrease food waste, improve farming practices, and shift to a plant-rich diet. We believe that greenhouse farming technology is a solution that addresses many of the issues caused by traditional agriculture. We also build our greenhouses closer to you — meaning our products don’t have to travel as far. Less miles traveled means keeping less trucks on the road, and less transportation pollution. 

So, what does this mean for you? When you buy a package of lettuce at your local store, you’re not just eating more greens. You’re supporting our vision for a more sustainable future. 

What’s your favorite benefit of sustainable indoor farming? Write to us at info@gothamgreens.com explaining why, and we’ll send you back a special surprise. 

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