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WISTV: South Carolina hydroponic container farm makes a large impact with a small footprint

It’s been dubbed the gardening of the future, however, it seems the future is here..Vertical Roots Charleston-based business expanded to the Midlands in 2019 with its farm in Columbia, located at the South Carolina State Farmers Market campus.

Its Columbia location provides its largest farm site with 108 shipping containers growing leafy greens.

To put it into perspective, Vertical Roots co-founder Andrew Hare says, “It’s about 2.5 million pounds a year or a little over 7 million plants per year that that facility grows and it’s on less than two acres of land.”

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