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Jun 7, 2017

Urban farming in Brooklyn

Urban farming in Brooklyn

"Entrepreneurial farmers" are selected by Square Roots, an indoor urban farming company, to grow kale, mini-head lettuce and other crops locally in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn

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Tuscan and Red Russian Kale are seen growing inside Farmer Erik Groszyk's hydroponic climate controlled farm in Brooklyn MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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Farmer Erik Groszyk opens the doors of his hydroponic climate controlled farm, one of 10 repurposed 320-square-foot metal shipping containers in Brooklyn MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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Farmer Josh Aliber speaks to customers at a farmers market where people were sampling and buying greens grown inside one of 10 hydroponic climate controlled farms in Brooklyn MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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Farmer Josh Aliber stands outside his hydroponic climate controlled farm, one of 10 repurposed 320-square-foot metal shipping containers in Brooklyn MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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Farmers Erik Groszyk and Josh Aliber stand in the glow of LED lights emanating from a cluster of 10 hydroponic climate controlled farms housed in repurposed 320-square-foot metal shipping containers in Brooklyn MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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A young girl holds her little brother as she stands where LED lights glow from a cluster of 10 hydroponic climate controlled farms in Brooklyn MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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Farmer Nabeela Lakhani carries a bag of packaged greens for delivery through the subway that were grown inside her hydroponic climate controlled farm in Brooklyn MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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"Square Roots" Co-founder Tobias Peggs poses for a portrait inside one of 10 hydroponic climate controlled farms growing inside repurposed 320-square-foot metal shipping containers in Brooklyn MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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Farmer Josh Aliber stands outside his hydroponic climate controlled farm, one of 10 repurposed 320-square-foot metal shipping containers in Brooklyn MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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Tuscan and Red Russian Kale are seen growing inside Farmer Erik Groszyk's hydroponic climate controlled farm in Brooklyn MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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Farmer Nabeela Lakhani inspects Red Giant mustard greens growing inside her hydroponic climate controlled farm in Brooklyn MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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A message is seen written on the door of farmer Erik Groszyk's hydroponic climate controlled farm, one of 10 repurposed 320-square-foot metal shipping containers in Brooklyn MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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Farmers enrolled in the "Square Roots" farming program relax in the program's offices near where their hydroponic climate controlled farms in Brooklyn MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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Tuscan Kale is seen growing under LED lights inside a hydroponic climate controlled farm, one of 10 repurposed 320-square-foot metal shipping containers in Brooklyn MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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Tuscan Kale is seen growing under LED lights inside a hydroponic climate controlled farm, one of 10 repurposed 320-square-foot metal shipping containers in Brooklyn MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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Farmer Erik Groszyk works inside his hydroponic climate controlled farm, one of 10 repurposed 320-square-foot metal shipping containers in Brooklyn MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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Farmer Erik Groszyk holds a tray mustard green seedlings for transplanting growing inside his hydroponic climate controlled farm in Brooklyn MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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Farmer Erik Groszyk works inside his hydroponic climate controlled farm, one of 10 repurposed 320-square-foot metal shipping containers in Brooklyn MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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Farmer Erik Groszyk inspects racks of greens growing inside his hydroponic climate controlled farm, one of 10 repurposed 320-square-foot metal shipping containers in Brooklyn MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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Farmer Paul Philpott climbs on top of his hydroponic climate controlled farm, one of 10 repurposed 320-square-foot metal shipping containers in Brooklyn MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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Farmer Paul Philpott poses for a portrait outside his hydroponic climate controlled farm, one of 10 repurposed 320-square-foot metal shipping containers in Brooklyn MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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Farmer Erik Groszyk inspects racks of greens growing inside his hydroponic climate controlled farm, one of 10 repurposed 320-square-foot metal shipping containers in Brooklyn MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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Farmer Erik Groszyk moves racks of Siberian Kale growing inside his hydroponic climate controlled farmin Brooklyn MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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Farmer Nabeela Lakhani delivers packaged mustard greens and baby kale to students at the "Green Dorm" at New York University in Manhattan MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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Farmer Sylvia Channing speaks to customers at a farmers market where customers were sampling and buying greens grown inside one of 10 hydroponic climate controlled farms in Brooklyn MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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Farmer Erik Groszyk hand delivers a package of freshly harvested greens to a client at the offices of Kickstarter Inc. that were grown in his hydroponic climate controlled farm in Brooklyn MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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Farmer Nabeela Lakhani delivers packaged mustard greens to the Chalk Point Kitchen restaurant, one of her delivery clients in Manhattan MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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LED lights glow from a cluster of 10 hydroponic climate controlled farms housed in repurposed 320-square-foot metal shipping containers in Brooklyn MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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Farmer Nabeela Lakhani carries a bag of packaged greens for delivery through the subway that were grown inside her hydroponic climate controlled farm in Brooklyn MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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LED lights glow from a cluster of 10 hydroponic climate controlled farms housed in repurposed 320-square-foot metal shipping containers in Brooklyn MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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"Square Roots" Co-founder Tobias Peggs answers questions by visitors during a public tour of hydroponic climate controlled farms in Brooklyn MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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LED lights glow from a cluster of 10 hydroponic climate controlled farms housed in repurposed 320-square-foot metal shipping containers in Brooklyn MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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A variety of freshly harvested greens grown by Farmer Erik Groszyk are seen packaged for delivery inside his hydroponic climate controlled farm in Brooklyn MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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Farmer Erik Groszyk holds a tray mustard green seedlings for transplanting growing inside his hydroponic climate controlled farm in Brooklyn MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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Farmer Nabeela Lakhani works on racks of greens growing inside her hydroponic climate controlled farm in Brooklyn MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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Farmer Erik Groszyk stands in the glow of LED lights emanating from a cluster of 10 hydroponic climate controlled farms in Brooklyn MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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Farmer Erik Groszyk works near a rack of buttercrunch lettuce growing inside his hydroponic climate controlled farm in Brooklyn MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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Farmer Erik Groszyk holds a rack of Tuscan Kale growing inside his hydroponic climate controlled farm in Brooklyn MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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Farmer Erik Groszyk holds a rack of Buttercrunch lettuce growing inside his hydroponic climate controlled farm in New York MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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