Raytech-Yamagato Greenhouse
Owner Raytech Industries
Yamagato Industries
Established March 2019
Purpose Food Production
Status 24/7
Employees Michelle Cranston
Affiliation Raytech Industries
Yamagato Industries

The Raytech-Yamagato Greenhouse is a partnership project between Yamagato Industries and Raytech Industries. The project was started in 2018 thanks to the coordination of Raytech CEO Richard Ray and Yamagato Industries engineer Marlowe Terrell. The Raytech-Yamagato Greenhouse is a four-story hydroponics and aeroponics farm producing a substantial amount of vegetables for the NYC Safe Zone region. The food produce in this facility is designed to mitigate the Safe Zone's dependence on intermittent food shipments from outside sources. The Greenhouse's ground-floor level are laboratories and research facilities where scientists working for Yamagato Industries are working to develop and breed hardy new species of genetically engineered plants. The lab level also hosts an R&D wing designed for the fabrication and maintenance of the hydroponic and aeroponics technologies. Small "test" gardens fill this level with exotic species of plants. The second and third floors are indoor hydroponics gardens capable of producing enough food for the entirety of the NYC Safe Zone. The fourth floor is a rooftop greenhouse that mixes traditional ground planting with hydroponic and aeroponic planters. The roof is also lined with state-of-the-art solar cells that make the building 100% independent from Jackson Heights' power grid.

Food produced here is sold to the NYC Safe Zone at reasonable prices at the Red Hook Market. These vegetables tend to be more expensive than home-grown varieties, to offset the operation cost of the facility.

Raytech-Yamagato Greenhouse

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