The tech giant is using the leafy green machine from Freight Farms to feed and educate its employees

To bolster its farm-to-table vision, Google has recruited the Leafy Green Machine to grow food onsite its campus. An idea from startup Freight Farms, the machines are built from up-cycled refrigerated freight containers. Using pink lights, controlled temperature and water instead of dirt, it can efficiently grow vegetables right in the Googleplex backyard.

The plants grow horizontally and a single freight grows a week’s worth of herbs for the cafes. Programs for employees are available to show how food is grown and cooking classes drive home the point of freshly picked food.

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