Potager Farm, Greenman’s newly launched vertical farming business, has partnered with the indoor agricultural technology specialist Intelligent Growth Solutions (IGS) to build Germany’s first retail park-based vertical farm.

IGS will install two nine-metre-high growth towers in a retail park owned by Greenman’s largest fund, Greenman OPEN, with the farm expected to be operational in the first quarter of 2023.

Potager Farm will operate and run the farm in Berlin, supplying fresh produce to centres owned by European grocery-anchored real estate investment manager Greenman.

David Farquhar, CEO at IGS, said: “Potager Farm is a perfect example of how a business can bring sustainable, local food production systems to an urban setting, where the produce will be travelling, at maximum, only a kilometre or two before it reaches the supermarket or restaurant.

“Greenman Group’s commitment to Potager Farm and developing sustainable sites such as this is commendable. They are pioneering innovation across the retail sector right across Germany.”

Mario Gatineau, managing director at Potager Farm, said: “We are delighted to create one of the most sustainable vertical farming facilities. IGS’s modular towers will allow us to expand our vertical farming system as and when required, enabling us to upscale our farming abilities over time.”

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