This German invention puts an actual mini farm at the end of your supermarket aisle. This gives a whole new meaning to ‘fresh produce’. Krautergarten, meaning ‘herb garden’, is the brainchild of vertical farming startup Infarm, which is rolling out these mini farms as part of an experimental pilot with Metro Group, a German retail chain. Infarm hopes all kinds of supermarkets will look at installing the mini farms, and if the idea takes off, it could help transform the assumption that vertical farming and other approaches to urban agriculture aren’t a robust alternative to today’s high-yield but high-impact agricultural practices.
A Mini Farm Inside Your Supermarket
Video by Infarm Berlin