’COUNTRYSIDE – THE FUTURE’ OPENS ON 20-02-2020

20 February 2020
Grodan, press release, NethWork, New York, exposition, horticulture

PRIVATE SECTOR INVOLVEMENT

Various horticultural companies contribute substantially to Countryside – The Future. Right on 5th Avenue, in front of the Guggenheim Museum, a transparent vertical farming production-unit has been placed on the pavement in which healthy cherry tomatoes will be produced in a sustainable and efficient way. This unit was constructed by Infinite Acres, a joint venture between Priva and 80 Acres, in close collaboration with Rijk Zwaan, Hortilux-Schrèder and Grodan.

Inside the museum, various objects symbolize the connection between nature on one side and the production of sustainable, affordable and healthy food on the other. Visitors will encounter a greenhouse built by BOM Group for the production of micro greens of Koppert Cress. The greenhouse is equipped with LED lighting of Hortilux-Schrèder, a mini-Airobug and beehive of Koppert Biological Systems and micro-drones of PATS. A robot from the Priva Kompano Deleaf Line visualizes that the role of human labor will change by using robotization, A.I., Big Data and deep learning.

Grodan, press release, NethWork, New York, exposition, horticulture