Vertical Farming

It took humans 10,000 years to learn how to grow most of the crops we now take for granted. Along the way, we despoiled most of the land we worked, often turning verdant, natural ecozones into semi-arid deserts. Over 60% of the human population now lives vertically in cities. The time has arrived for us to learn how to grow our food that way, too. If we do not, then in just another 50 years, 3 billion people will surely go hungry, and the world will be a very unpleasant place in which to live.

If successfully implemented, they offer the promise of urban renewal, sustainable production of a safe and varied food supply (year-round crop production), and the eventual repair of ecosystems that have been sacrificed for horizontal farming. Students at Columbia college came up with vertical farming designs...


At 7/09/2006 7:21 PM, Anonymous piet said...

Hello, this project was carried out by http://www.ateliersoa.fr
you can see the full version of the vertical farm project farm on the site http://www.livingtower.new.fr


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