- The world’s largest urban farm is set to open next year in the Paris neighborhood of Le Marais.
- The six-story, 150,000-square-foot garden aims to grow more than 2,000 pounds of fruits and vegetables a day.
- Twenty gardeners will tend to 30 different kinds of plants to produce vegetables for the community.
- Called Agripolis, the project uses aeroponic farming so the plants absorb water and nutrients via mist.
Agripolis will run without the use of pesticides or soil. It is part of the larger Parisculteurs project, which has committed to planting 250 acres of vegetation across the capital. “Our fresh produce will be used to feed the inhabitants across the southwest of the city—either directly, through veg box schemes, or via shops, hotels, and canteens—thereby helping reduce food miles,” says Pascal Hardy, founder of urban-farming company Agripolis. Accompanying the urban farm will be a new rooftop restaurant run by area group Le Perchoir.