Babylon Micro-Farms expanding its impact with new partnership

Babylon Micro-Farms expanding its impact with new partnership
Babylon Farms (File) (Source: WVIR)

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - A company that started at the University of Virginia is hoping to expand its impact.

Babylon Micro-Farms makes indoor growing aimed at providing more farm-fresh options for college students. It is now partnering with Harvest Table Culinary Group to bring fresh produce to more colleges.

“Self-contained vertical farms use hydroponics to grow plants with 90% less water. There are no pesticides or chemicals. We can grow plants 2-3 times more quickly,” Babylon Micro-Farms CEO Alexander Olesen said.

The planting of the farms is mostly done by designated operators assigned by Babylon, but they often get students involved.

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