Indoor vertical farm gets provincial backing


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By KENDALL KING, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The Government of Alberta introduced [on Nov. 29] the first of four approved Investment and Growth Fund projects, which promise to bring development and innovation to the province.
The first project is an indoor vertical farm, which will be situated in Calgary’s southeast industrial area on 108 Avenue.
GoodLeaf Farms, an Ontario-based corporation and creator of the project, received $2.73 million from the province’s government to incentivize the company’s expansion into Western Canada. GoodLeaf guarantees its projects will create 70 permanent positions and 50 temporary jobs.
The vertical farm will be 74,000 square feet and will be able to support the production of fresh produce year-round.
“Vertical farming … from the outside it looks like a standard warehouse industrial space, on the inside, it’s outfitted with a lot of...continued.

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