Monday, July 14, 2008

Farms in the Sky

For dwellers of concrete jungles, the term "eating local" may no longer mean supporting your diminishing farmers nearby miles away. Farms sustainably rising upwards. Dickson Despommier, a professor of public health at Columbia University along with his 82 graduate students in 1999 developed the concept of a "vertical farm", able to feed thousands, protect a city's food supply from floods and droughts, and from pathogens that attack crops. The skyscraper farms would solely rely on renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power. Read more here

The Living Towers

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