Alabama NewsCenter – Indoor Hydroponic Farms Sprout Across Alabama : The Alabama Weather Blog

By Michael Sznajderman
Alabama Press Center

It’s a growing company in Alabama that’s seeding a different kind of agriculture — and helping to meet the expectations of discerning palates, healthy eaters, and those struggling with food insecurity.

Hydroponic farms and gardens are popping up in urban and rural settings across Alabama, supplying grocery stores, restaurants, and nonprofits with fresh produce while using less water and chemicals than conventional methods. traditional.

“It’s so exciting,” said Fran Fluhler, director of the nonprofit Manna House in Huntsville, which uses its 15,000-square-foot indoor hydroponic garden to grow 6,500 heads of romaine lettuce each month, as well as bushels of succulent green blue beans. Manna House uses its own bounty, as well as fresh produce, meat, and food staples they purchase, to help feed needy families in the Rocket City area.

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