The future of urban farming could be in a shipping container

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Heather and Brian Szymura are growing vegetables inside a shipping container. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Heather and Brian Szymura are growing vegetables inside a shipping container. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
The containers are re-made by a company called Freight Farm. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) The containers are re-made by a company called Freight Farm. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
All of the controls from the air, water and CO2 levels can be controlled at the touch of an iPad. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) All of the controls from the air, water and CO2 levels can be controlled at the touch of an iPad. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
The shipping containers run about $85,000. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) The shipping containers run about $85,000. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
GLENDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

Urban farming has exploded in popularity over the last few years.  

People are becoming more conscious of organic foods and wanting to take charge with what they put in their bodies.  

One great way is to create an urban farm in your backyard. Most of us would envision a sort of big garden but one Glendale couple has taken it a step into the 21st century by farming indoors inside an old shipping container.

Heather and Brian Szymura run Twisted Infusions. They farm in a unique way called vertical organic hydroponics. They grow several different kinds of lettuce and kale.  

They use an old shipping container that has been converted into an indoor farm. The containers are re-made by a company called Freight Farm.

What's amazing about the containers is that they create whatever atmosphere fits the farmer. All of the controls from the air, water and CO2 levels can be controlled at the touch of an iPad.

The containers are all about creating a sustainable farm and cut down on the use of space. Almost everything can be recycled including the water. Twisted Infusions says they only use about 15 gallons of water a day. Think about that. It's less than your average shower.

The shipping containers run about $85,000.

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