Driven by a love of local food, Square Roots is cultivating the future of urban farming.

In the parking lot of an old factory in Brooklyn, a cluster of industrial shipping containers has become the unlikely headquarters of a locavore revolution.

Inside each container, vertical rows of leafy greens and herbs flourish under the glow of photosynthetic fuchsia lighting. Water for the hydroponic growing system comes courtesy of a nearby fire hydrant, and the farmers nurturing these non-GMO, pesticide-free crops are hip, young New Yorkers with a passion for fostering community through locally grown food.

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