Can indoor farms feed Newark — and the nation?

Philip’s Academy Charter | Newark, NJ

Indoor farming is a potential answer to urban “food deserts,” but the technology still faces challenges. One company in Newark, New Jersey is trying to prove that it can grow leafy produce indoors in a way that is both tasty and sustainable.

Produced by Micah Anglin, Adriana Brown, William Corprew, Kailani Day, Keren Egu, Het-Heru Flowers, Julian Igwebuike, Savannah Love, Elijah Mosley, Oluwatofunmi Olatubosun, Alizah Rizvi and Kelsey Roberson, students at Philips Academy Charter School in Newark, New Jersey. Instruction provided by SRL Connected Educators Sharon Alonzo and Sara Mosle, with assistance from William Blackman, a volunteer from Montclair High School in Montclair, New Jersey. Mentor support provided by NJTV.