Getting vertical with urban farming

By |2008-10-29T00:00:00+00:00October 29th, 2008|Just the Facts Radio|Comments Off on Getting vertical with urban farming

When you think of the need for increased agriculture, more rolling farmland probably comes to mind. But if some urban farming pioneers in New York City succeed in their plans, we could soon be thinking “up,” not “out,” for more crops. That’s right, vertical farming in light filled buildings of glass and steel is a growing possibility, according to Science News, as researchers explore methods for producing food in indoor settings. Hydroponics, for example, allow plants to be grown without soil, and advances in artificial lighting and climate control also hold promise. With increased demand for locally grown food in an environmentally friendly manner, vertical farming could be a skyscraper of a good idea.