Over the last few months, we’ve been experimenting with a menagerie of indoor food-growing systems at our office: a vertical garden, a hydroponic system and an aquaponic system. While the versions we’ve installed won’t revolutionize the local food landscape in our neighborhood, if scaled up, these alternative growing methods have the potential to help urban areas meet the growing demand for food. We wanted to get hands-on with a few of these methods to learn more and to provide a showcase of what’s possible. Here’s how we did…
The future of farming may be urban. At the very least, the notion of Agri-tecture asks us to look at ways that buildings and agriculture can be integrated quite seamlessly.
If this innovative Swedish-American company is right, the future of farming might very well be up! Plantagon is constructing a 12-story vertical greenhouse in Sweden with plans to take their design ideas around the world.
Just what is ‘vertical farming’, and will it work? Dickson Despommier rhapsodizes about farming in skyscrapers. Is it a realistic vision of the future of urban farming?