Vertical farming is the practice of growing crops in vertically stacked layers. It usually incorporates controlled environment architecture (ie. light, humidity and temperature), which aims to optimize plant growth, and soilless farming techniques such as hydroponics. The main advantage of utilizing vertical farming technologies is the increased crop yield that comes with a smaller unit area of land requirement, and plants can be grown all year round.
Currently Farmony, based in Dublin, is the only vertical farming operation in Ireland.