Vertical Roots comes to the Midlands – WLTX 19

WLTX 19, LEXINGTON, S.C. — Vertical Roots, based out of Charleston, is expanding their hydroponic lettuce farms to a second location at the S.C. State Farmers Market in Lexington County.  

CEO of Vertical Roots, Don Taylor, explains hydroponics as farming without using soil as a medium.

 “The roots are hanging in the air and the water and water is running over the roots. So, we deliver water and nutrients to the plant with no dirt,” said Taylor

Indaco, GrowFood, and Vertical Roots Partnership

Indaco, GrowFood, and Vertical Roots Partnership

Take an inside look at how local food is distributed to local restaurants through Charleston’s GrowFood Carolina, Indaco Restaurant, and Vertical Roots.

“Since I moved here about a year and a half ago i was really really happy to find GrowFood. It’s kind of the main space to help connect all the farmers to all the local restaurants.”  – Chef Michael Holler, Incado

 

Growing local lettuce the smart, safe, and sustainable way – Count On News 2

Growing local lettuce the smart, safe, and sustainable way – Count On News 2

Count On News 2 features Vertical Roots farm site on Daniel Island, SC. 

A local organization is redefining what a farm looks like – trading fields for shipping containers. Done with safety and sustainability in mind, Vertical Roots’ diverse team is producing local lettuce for the Lowcountry with a firm background in science.

Vertical Roots and its parent company AmplifiedAg started 3 years ago with an idea Stefanie Swackhamer and her father, Don Taylor, had – melding his warehouse management software with horticulture.”