Gotham Greens today announced its latest state-of-the-art greenhouse in California near the University of California-Davis (UC Davis), an agriculture research and teaching center.
Gotham Greens' new greenhouse is located in Northern California near the University of California-Davis.
Located in Solano County, California, the first phase of Gotham Greens' 10-acre greenhouse facility is expected to open in 2021 and will enable the company to deliver fresh, greenhouse-grown leafy greens to more retailers, foodservice operators and consumers on the West Coast. Nearly a decade after launching the nation's first commercial-scale rooftop greenhouse, Gotham Greens continues to work on how and where fresh produce is grown across America.
University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) and the UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (UCD CAES) have entered into a partnership with Gotham Greens to advance research and innovation in the areas of indoor agriculture, advanced greenhouse technology and urban agriculture. The new greenhouse facility enables opportunities for Gotham Greens and the University of California system to collaborate on research and innovation focused on advancing the science, workforce, technology and profitability of indoor agriculture globally.
"We are building a Controlled Environment Agriculture Consortium to support and advance the indoor farming industry, grow more fresh produce on less land and create new jobs for Californians," said Gabriel Youtsey, UC ANR Chief Innovation Officer.
The greenhouse will generate 60 full-time jobs and provide students in the University of California system with an opportunity to learn first hand from the industry.