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Vertical Farms: Not Just Green Eye Candy, They Can Actually Work

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:13 AM
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All images courtesy Gordon Graff Vertical farms have become a popular meme since Mike first wrote about them in 2005 and I first showed Gordon Graff's Sky Farm four years ago. Since then I became somewhat dubious about them, agreeing with Adam Stein that they were half-baked, , writing Vertical Farms Aren't Going to Solve Our Food Problems and Fix Our Horizontal Farms Before We Go Vertical . Reviewing vertical farm guru Desmond Despommier's book made me even more despondent. Meanwhile, Gordon Graff continued working away at his vertical farm concept at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture. I was invited to be an external examiner at his defense of his Master's thesis, Skyfarming. In it, Graff makes a very convincing case that vertical farms not only can work economically, but that they can provide a lot more than just food.... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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