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Photos: Shipping container turned Schenectady hydroponic farm

Freight Farm coordinator Elsa Bohl talks about the current eight-week old lettuce crop Monday
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Freight Farm coordinator Elsa Bohl talks about the current eight-week old lettuce crop Monday

SCHENECTADY – The City Mission of Schenectady is running a new hydroponic farm from a 40-foot shipping container on Hamilton Street.

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Photos of the operation by our Stan Hudy.

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The exterior of the newly installed hydroponic Freight Farm adjacent to the Schenectady City Mission. STAN HUDY/THE DAILY GAZETTE

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Freight Farm coordinator Elsa Bohl talks about the current eight-week old lettuce crop behind her. STAN HUDY/THE DAILY GAZETTE

 

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Freight Farm coordinator Elsa Bohl talks about the newly installed hydroponic Freight Farm adjacent to the Schenectady City Mission. STAN HUDY/THE DAILY GAZETTE

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Growing lights provide heat for the current crop of lettuce inside the newly installed hydroponic Freight Farm adjacent to the Schenectady City Mission. STAN HUDY/THE DAILY GAZETTE

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Eight-week old Oak Leaf lettuce, left, and Rex Butterhead lettuce grow out from its vertical walls. STAN HUDY/THE DAILY GAZETTE

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Five-week old lettuce peaks out from its vertical growing walls STAN HUDY/THE DAILY GAZETTE

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Freight Farm coordinator Elsa Bohl points to the early week lettuce pods flooded with water every eight hours STAN HUDY/THE DAILY GAZETTE

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Read more: Schenectady City Mission’s farm-to-table operation from shipping container off to healthy start

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