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Vertical Farms Sprouting Up All Over The World Could Bring Food Local

Science & Tech  (tags: science, technology, inovation, vertical farms, farming, food production, skygreens )

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Imagine walking into a high rise building only to find out it was actually a vertical farm. As odd as this sounds, this type of building is popping up in different areas of the world as the idea promises new, environmentally friendly and rapid ways to


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. (0)
Sunday March 23, 2014, 12:16 pm
Sounds like a good idea to me. Now if only I had a balcony.

Barbara K (61)
Sunday March 23, 2014, 4:32 pm
I think this is a great idea. It would make growing food so much easier for those who could have them in their yards feasibly. I may try some of these, they already have hanging tomatoes, hope to do those this year, and could even use wallpaper trays hanging with lettuce, green beans, bell peppers, etc.; everything for a summer salad. Yummy. I always had a huge garden before and canned 2,000 quarts of all kinds of fruits and vegs, and pickles, and pie fillings, and even made mayonnaise and ketchup. Hardly had to buy anything from the store, when my kids were young. Everything was organic and home grown. Yummy, I miss that good tasting food. Now I feed deer. lol.

Freya H (345)
Sunday March 23, 2014, 5:00 pm
This is the way to do it! We need more insourcing, i.e., producing and consuming locally. Grow your own organic fruits and veggies, raise your own chickens, and you can tell the fatasses at Monsanto, etc, where they can stick their GMO corn.

Past Member (0)
Monday March 24, 2014, 12:58 am
Actually Monsanto is sticking it up your..our, other ends bud :0)

Winn A (179)
Monday March 24, 2014, 7:18 am

Winn A (179)
Monday March 24, 2014, 7:18 am

Robert O (12)
Monday March 24, 2014, 8:24 am

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Monday March 24, 2014, 8:43 pm
Marvellous, a splendid idea!

. (0)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 1:59 am
Great idea!

Mitchell D (82)
Wednesday March 26, 2014, 7:40 am

Melania Padilla (123)
Wednesday March 26, 2014, 9:33 am
So awesome! You can only get advantages from this!

Debra G (0)
Wednesday March 26, 2014, 2:55 pm
Saw a great vertical farm idea once: a canvas over-the-door shoe rack. Each pocket had herbs growing in it. The canvas held the water well, and it could be hung anywhere sunny - saw it hanging off a fire escape.

Shirley B (5)
Wednesday March 26, 2014, 6:52 pm
Can't wait to plant the garden this spring. This has been the most exhausting winter that seems never-ending.
Will try shoe rack idea as my launtry drier is right on the cornerpost of my garden fencing.

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 27, 2014, 3:46 am
Are you certain he's not going for flies or bees (bees are easier to see) My boy used to do it, he would catch a bee on every 3rd jump, but after 5 would throw up. He though they were evading his territory,

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 27, 2014, 4:03 am
Sorry, posted t, wrong article. This is a great idea. When I lived in Dublin, I lived in The Green Building in Dublin that had plants growing as an internal wall (it did have some railings) as the entire center of the building was hollow to the grown floor that had an office. It was amazing.

Janet Bradley (1)
Thursday March 27, 2014, 7:27 am
this is so cool! Innovative people making the world a better place! GO PEOPLE GO!

Roger G (148)
Thursday March 27, 2014, 2:57 pm
noted, thanks

P. L. Neola (21)
Thursday March 27, 2014, 6:29 pm
We will need them!

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 27, 2014, 6:42 pm
I agree with the researchers and the writer, natural sunlight is always better for anything that grows. But the idea of vertical gardens is a great one!

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Friday March 28, 2014, 11:09 am
noted thanks

Terry H (15)
Saturday March 29, 2014, 2:30 am
And don't forget to grow food not lawns ;)

Kerrie G (116)
Saturday March 29, 2014, 5:40 am
Noted, thanks.

Lindsay K (6)
Saturday March 29, 2014, 10:50 am
Looks good - thanks for sharing

Rhonda B (99)
Saturday March 29, 2014, 6:01 pm
Thank you.

Thomas Clother (19)
Sunday March 30, 2014, 2:35 am
Noted, thanks for posting Beatrice. What a superb idea.
Efficient use of land, less bending and stretching for those planting, tending and harvesting the vegetables, and they are not exposed to the weather as they would normally be. Also the workers can live in town, with all the amenities available to urban dwellers, not languish in rural poverty. Food grown close to the consumers, so it can be eaten while fresh, and less energy used for transporting it hundreds of kilometers to market. Win, win, win.

Patricia N (9)
Monday March 31, 2014, 1:27 am
Great idea especially as we get more and more people on this planet building over good farming land.

Frances Darcy (92)
Tuesday April 1, 2014, 6:38 am
great idea
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