Compton, CA, is now officially home to the Plenty Compton Farm—the first and only commercial-scale vertical farm on the West Coast.The new farm, owned and operated by farming company Plenty, is aiming to supply the southern Los Angeles city with 4.5 million pounds of leafy greens, like baby arugula, baby kale, crispy lettuce, and curly baby spinach per year. All are fresh, pesticide-free, and nutritious, but unlike most greens, they’re grown inside, on two-story-high, 3D-vertical towers. According to Plenty, the new innovative indoor architecture can yield up to 350 times the yield per acre of a conventional farm.

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