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The Upward Future of Vertical Farming

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In our current agricultural setup, it takes a land mass the size of Virginia to feed New York City. To make cities agriculturally sustainable, farming has to go vertical, literally.

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Robert O (12)
Saturday December 3, 2011, 11:25 am

Jo Asprec (0)
Saturday December 3, 2011, 11:29 am
Excellent idea! Excellent book! And excellent video! Hooray vertical farming!

Carmen S (611)
Saturday December 3, 2011, 11:46 am
thanks, this is great

Cecilia Bowerman (183)
Saturday December 3, 2011, 12:18 pm
THis is sooooo great, thanks for the information!!!! keep it coming.

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Saturday December 3, 2011, 3:15 pm
I already do this. What I like about it is you add a drain tray at the bottom to recycle the water drainage as water drips from one level to the next saving the nutrents for the next watering cycle. And a grow light can be added as well as wrap it in plastic to have a winter green house. Been doing this for years. Great way to grow bean sprouts.

Barbara Goheen (0)
Saturday December 3, 2011, 3:26 pm
Interesting. thanks

Gary C (5)
Saturday December 3, 2011, 3:33 pm
Truly is the way of the future ,interesting reading , thankyou....

Kara C (15)
Saturday December 3, 2011, 6:15 pm
Wow that looks amazing! As long as it is only for plants I say when do they start building.

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 3, 2011, 7:13 pm
It is an idea with great potential to improve our environment in a number of ways, but it is still a response to OVERPOPULATION, at the end of the day.

I wish we didn't need it, but we do, so let's do it.

Romila Lal (9)
Saturday December 3, 2011, 7:23 pm
Good idea.

Shan D (49)
Saturday December 3, 2011, 8:03 pm
An abominable number of acres of farmland are lost each year to urban sprawl here in western Canada. Vertical farming would help replace what has been lost, at least in the amount of food produced. The life is gone forever.

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 4, 2011, 1:10 am
What a wonderful development towards self sustaining farming methods. Thanks for the post.

Jake Cohen (3)
Sunday December 4, 2011, 6:20 am
Stop overpopulation!

Suzanna van der Voort (271)
Sunday December 4, 2011, 8:28 am
A very good idea, but FIRST of all we ALL should stop overpopulation. Noted with thanks Organic.

Ann Breeden (65)
Sunday December 4, 2011, 9:30 am
Very interesting reading. Thanks for the post.

Holly Lawrence (430)
Sunday December 4, 2011, 10:46 am
WOW ..Way to go!

Fred Krohn (34)
Sunday December 4, 2011, 10:52 am
So how do we fix the situation of 7 billion humans on a planet fit for less than 2 billion of us? We can add agricultural towers and windowframe or small-lot victory gardens, but they'll only go so far. We need to wean off depleting and polluting fossil fuels and take our energy from wind, volcanic heat, ocean currents, and the sun as well as institute rotation of crops and better runoff and soil management on our megafarms so they don't fail us while we feed our excess population...

Brenda Towers (0)
Sunday December 4, 2011, 1:54 pm

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 4, 2011, 4:13 pm
Great! Thanks.

Sue Matheson (79)
Sunday December 4, 2011, 6:39 pm

Chelsie H (19)
Sunday December 4, 2011, 7:30 pm
I heard about this during my one class last year. It's a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

Quanta Kiran (67)
Monday December 5, 2011, 2:20 am

KS Goh (0)
Monday December 5, 2011, 4:25 am
Thanks for the article.

Sonny Honrado (5)
Monday January 2, 2012, 11:58 pm
Innovative. Thanks for the idea.
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