Having focused his research career on controlled environment agriculture, Joel Cuello, Ph.D., a professor of biosystems engineering in the Agricultural & Biosystem Engineering department at the University of Arizona, recognized an opportunity for vertical farms to flourish in modular containers or warehouses by developing a vertical, modular growth system called The Vertical-Hive (V-Hive) Green Box. The V-Hive combines all the benefits of indoor farming like variable control and process optimization into a completely modular system that can be adjusted to suit a wide variety of spaces like existing greenhouses and high rises. Dr. Cuello and his students are demonstrating the use of the V-Hive Green Box right here on the University of Arizona campus. The picture above shows ABE undergraduate student, Adrian Valois, working on some basil plants in the V-Hive system in the Green Box just outside of the Shantz building. If you are interested in learning more about the Green Box or seeing it in person, please contact Aaron Tevik at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To see the full news story on the V-Hive Greenbox: http://techlaunch.arizona.edu/news/tech-blog-v-hive-green-box-how-one-ua-professor-bringing-outside-farming