To one grower it is a well-known concept, to another it may be completely unknown: vertical farming. Vertical farming involves growing plants or other crops in an installation using several layers on top of each other. This makes it possible to grow many more plants and/or crops in the same amount of time on a smaller surface area. Because a vertical farm is constructed under the right conditions – including lighting, temperature and water supply – the plants can grow optimally. Vertical farming is suitable for growers on land, but also in cities as local production.