UConn Researcher Invents ‘Plant Factory’ for Urban Agriculture

With urbanization increasing worldwide, the popularity of urban gardening is on the rise. People are growing food on rooftops, balconies, and backyards – but how about in abandoned warehouses or basements?

Professor Xiusheng (Harrison) Yang in the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources has invented a technology, GREENBOX, that can grow high-quality food in existing indoor urban spaces.

Yang, a professor in the Department of Natural Resources, first had the idea to develop GREENBOX five years ago after observing the unmet need to grow food locally in urban environments.

This article originally appeared in UConn Today. Click here to read the full article.

By Anna Zarra Aldrich
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