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Vertical Agriculture Coming to Compton Schools

PLENTY is a company in the business of vertical agriculture — using hydroponics (growing plants without soil) to farm in an enclosed space.

In a space the size of a basketball court, the company's South San Francisco farm is growing kale, arugula, bok choy, beet leaves, fennel and mizuna.

PLENTY is in talks with Compton schools to create a partnership that will bring the farm’s produce and technology to kids in the area and create dozens of jobs by hiring locally.

“Compton has rich agricultural roots and PLENTY is continuing that tradition,” Compton Mayor Aja Brown said in a statement.

Compton Chamber of Commerce honors and strongly supports these efforts.

You can read more about the topic here.

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