Joost van Leeuwen, a second-year student Lentiz | Horti Technics & Management, is doing an internship at Infinite Acres. This company builds vertical farms and provides support in the area of indoor cultivation. The system the company has developed enables crops to be grown without daylight or immovable soil.
Joost has been learning a lot about new techniques and the function of assimilation lighting. ‘I ended up at Infinite Acres, where I have been working as an intern three days a week since December, through my lecturer. It is very different from my previous internship at Vreugdenhil Young Plants and I find what they do at Infinite Acres very interesting,’ says Joost.
‘I am part of the “green team” of Infinite Acres. We are conducting several tests in the company’s climate cells on plants, most of which are leafy plants, in which we are investigating the possibilities of growing crops in areas where the climate is actually unsuitable for horticulture. There is a lot of cooperation with America and the Middle East,’ Joost continues.