3D Vertical Farming Takes Off

August 16, 2016

With a little help from state government, a vibrant business is growing in Long Island Sound off the coast of Branford. Known as 3D vertical farming, it has the potential to revolutionize the food industry while helping the environment.

I visited Bren Smith, owner of the Thimble Island Oyster Company, for a look at how this new industry is progressing. Bren was able to get his business off the ground with the help of state incentives and low lease rates on the acres of ocean he farms off the Branford shoreline. You can learn more about 3D vertical farming from this video: