With Microsoft being such a forward thinking innovator, one can easily see how the tech giant became the leader they are in the digital realm.

The multinational technology company, with headquarters in Redmond, Washington, develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services.

But most of us know that.

 

But what many don’t know is that this forward-thinking company has also embraced the new direction for eating healthier, and locally-sourced farm-fresh foods right on their own facility…with their own indoor farm.

With a planting-to-harvest cycle of just 28 days, the indoor farm at Microsoft’s Redmond campus yields nearly 15,000 lbs. of produce annually. The tech company relies on sophisticated software to monitor and adjust each tower’s growing variables, such as temperature, pH, humidity, electricity, and lighting.

 

 

You can find the towers flourishing in transparent enclosures at The Commons: an on-campus plaza featuring 23 organic- and local-minded restaurants — many of which use fresh produce from the Tower Farm.

 

Read more about the future of urban farms, gardens, and urban planning in the Food Travel issue of Destinations Travel & Lifestyles – HERE!