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May 24, 2011

02:04

Tractors; plaid; tans that look like t-shirts. Farming has never had the best public image when it comes to sleekness. But all of this might change with vertical farming—because what could possibly be more sleek or sexy than something called a "skyfarm"?

Vertical farms are based on a simple enough premise: grow crops upwards in metropolitan areas instead of out. But will they ever be anything more than a green dream?  Science in Seconds digs deeper.

Host: Brit Trogen

Image credits: Vertical Farm Project

References: 

http://www.miller-mccune.com/science-environment/farming-in-high-rises-raises-hopes-3705/

http://www.america.gov/st/foraid-english/2008/July/20080630192325AKllennoCcM0.5946161.html

http://www.verticalfarm.com/PDF/Science08Feb08.pdf

http://nymag.com/news/features/30020/index3.html

 

YOUR COMMENTS

Robert T on November 22, 2010
It will be a tough sell in the midwest.
Chris Buzon on May 27, 2011
I hope this really grows into something big. */pun*


Any idea how many of these vert-farms currently exist? I would really like to see one.
Rheanna Sand May 27, 2011
Haha, so punny!

I am curious too, Brit. Know of any actual vertical farms?

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