Container Farming Explained

Horticultural Installation

1st Oct 2021

Container farming, vertical farming and indoor farming all come under the umbrella term of Controlled Environment Agriculture or CEA. Container farming is the specific way of growing crops using shipping containers.

CEA is an exact science that has many benefits over traditional farming – Greater yield, smaller space required, can be set up virtually anywhere, crops are protected from outdoor influences such as extreme weather and pests, and higher return on investment (ROI).

Container farms are easily transported so can be set up where they are most needed, they can be sent to third-world countries, places that have been devastated by natural disasters, or just in settings that don’t have much space.

Due to their modular structure, they can be stacked on top of each other giving more growing space without increasing the space required. This makes it relatively easy to scale up operations when necessary. They can be used to set up permanent farms or research facilities, or for temporary use without the need to obtain planning permission.

Container farms have the potential to reduce our dependence on imported produce, reducing our carbon footprint and helping to strengthen our home-grown food market.

We have developed container farms that will potentially change the face of British farming forever. Using hydroponics, our soil-less technology works with our irrigation and misting systems to create the perfect, temperature-controlled growing environment for crops, and as each crop has different requirements the system can be altered to suit whatever is being grown.

If you’d like more information or are ready to take a positive step towards a more sustainable UK food supply chain then contact us on 01482 880390 or email