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What is vertical farming?

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Asked by cyrus irani, 30 Jan '11 08:34 am
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Vertical farming gives an attractive alternative for unwanted views, adds interest to boring walls, and produces the same amount or even more fresh vegetables as a regular farming. With minimum available space you can easily prepare a vertical hydroponics system that is quite functional. Its simple to maintain a vertical hydroponics system but the construction part requires little bit of skills.
Source: http://www.advancednutrients.com/hydroponics/articles/vegetable-gardening
Answered by alvin ray, 19 Aug '11 01:47 pm

 
  
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The advent of agriculture ushered in an unprecedented increase in the human population and their domesticated animals. Farming catalyzed the transformation of hunter-gatherers into urban dwellers. Today, over 800 million hectares is committed to agriculture, or about 38% of the total landmass of the Earth. Farming has re-arranged the landscape in favor of cultivated fields and herds of cattle, and has occurred at the expense of natural ecozones, reducing most of them to fragmented, semi-functional units, while completely eliminating others. Undeniably, a reliable food supply has allowed for a healthier life style for most of the civilized world, while the very act of farming has created new health hazards.

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'The Vertical Farm', promotes the mass cultivation of plant and animal life for commercial purposes in Skyscrapers. This concept emerged in 1999 at Columbia University by American ecologist Dickson Despommier. Using advanced greenhouse technology such as hydroponics and aeroponics, these Skyscrapers could theoretically produce fish, poultry, fruit and vegetables. While the concept of stacked agricultural production is not new, a commercial high-rise farm such as 'The Vertical Farm' has never been built.
Answered by Shashi LS, 30 Jan '11 08:40 am

 
  
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