Shipping Containers Find New Life, Used to Raise Crops & Fish Farming in Hong Kong

World | Associated Press | September 27, 2020, 2:13 pm
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 A girl stands next to the fish from MoVertical Farm at a supermarket in Hong Kong. Operating on a rented 1,000 square meter patch of wasteland in Hong Kong's rural Yuen Long, Arthur Lee's MoVertical Farm utilizes around 30 of the decommissioned containers, to raise red watercress and other local vegetables hydroponically, which eliminates the need for soil. A few are also used as ponds for freshwater fish, with the bounty sold to local supermarkets in this crowded city of 7.5 million that is forced to import most of its food. (Image: AP)
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A girl stands next to the fish from MoVertical Farm at a supermarket in Hong Kong. Operating on a rented 1,000 square meter patch of wasteland in Hong Kong's rural Yuen Long, Arthur Lee's MoVertical Farm utilizes around 30 of the decommissioned containers, to raise red watercress and other local vegetables hydroponically, which eliminates the need for soil. A few are also used as ponds for freshwater fish, with the bounty sold to local supermarkets in this crowded city of 7.5 million that is forced to import most of its food. (Image: AP)

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 Arthur Lee, the owner of MoVertical Farm, works on his fish tank inside a shipping container in Yuen Long, Hong Kong. (Image: AP)
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Arthur Lee, the owner of MoVertical Farm, works on his fish tank inside a shipping container in Yuen Long, Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 A TV screen shows footage of Arthur Lee, owner of the MoVertical Farm, at a supermarket in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)
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A TV screen shows footage of Arthur Lee, owner of the MoVertical Farm, at a supermarket in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 Arthur Lee, the owner of MoVertical Farm, prepares to deliver his fish to market at his farm in Hong Kong's rural Yuen Long. (Image: AP)
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Arthur Lee, the owner of MoVertical Farm, prepares to deliver his fish to market at his farm in Hong Kong's rural Yuen Long. (Image: AP)

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 A fish from MoVertical Farm is shown at a supermarket in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)
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A fish from MoVertical Farm is shown at a supermarket in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 Arthur Lee, owner of MoVertical Farm, and his staff feed their fish inside a shipping container in Yuen Long, Hong Kong. (Image: AP)
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Arthur Lee, owner of MoVertical Farm, and his staff feed their fish inside a shipping container in Yuen Long, Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 An aerial view of the shipping containers stacked on top of each other at the MoVertical Farm in Yuen Long, Hong Kong. (Image: AP)
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An aerial view of the shipping containers stacked on top of each other at the MoVertical Farm in Yuen Long, Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 A monitor shows the interior of containers at the MoVertical Farm in Yuen Long, Hong Kong. (Image: AP)
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A monitor shows the interior of containers at the MoVertical Farm in Yuen Long, Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 Arthur Lee, the owner of MoVertical Farm, feeds his fish inside a shipping container in Yuen Long, Hong Kong. (Image: AP)
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Arthur Lee, the owner of MoVertical Farm, feeds his fish inside a shipping container in Yuen Long, Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 A staff member tests the Nitrogen and Ammonia of the fish tank's water at the MoVertical Farm in Yuen Long, Hong Kong. (Image: AP)
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A staff member tests the Nitrogen and Ammonia of the fish tank's water at the MoVertical Farm in Yuen Long, Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 Arthur Lee, the owner of MoVertical Farm, works on the plastic pillars with hydroponic vegetable cultivation at his farm in Yuen Long, Hong Kong. (Image: AP)
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Arthur Lee, the owner of MoVertical Farm, works on the plastic pillars with hydroponic vegetable cultivation at his farm in Yuen Long, Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 Arthur Lee, the owner of MoVertical Farm, controls the water coming out of the pipes watering the roots of vegetables planted in the pillars in Yuen Long, Hong Kong. (Image: AP)
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Arthur Lee, the owner of MoVertical Farm, controls the water coming out of the pipes watering the roots of vegetables planted in the pillars in Yuen Long, Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 Arthur Lee, the owner of MoVertical Farm, looks after his fish inside a shipping container in Yuen Long, Hong Kong. (Image: AP)
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Arthur Lee, the owner of MoVertical Farm, looks after his fish inside a shipping container in Yuen Long, Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 Arthur Lee, the owner of MoVertical Farm, walks beside his shipping containers in Yuen Long, Hong Kong. (Image: AP)
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Arthur Lee, the owner of MoVertical Farm, walks beside his shipping containers in Yuen Long, Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 The fishes of MoVertical Farm are seen on net beside a shipping container in Yuen Long, Hong Kong. (Image: AP)
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The fishes of MoVertical Farm are seen on net beside a shipping container in Yuen Long, Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 Arthur Lee, the owner of MoVertical Farm, holds fish in net beside a shipping container in Yuen Long, Hong Kong. (Image: AP)
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Arthur Lee, the owner of MoVertical Farm, holds fish in net beside a shipping container in Yuen Long, Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

  • First Published: September 27, 2020, 12:54 pm

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