The Farm of the Future
July 15th, 2008

According to an article in the New York Times science section, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer has become a booster for so-called “vertical farms,” urban skyscrapers that serve as green houses for growing fruit and vegetables and can even house farm animals. Stringer tells the Times thathe planson pitching the idea to the mayor’s office and believes the city can get the estimated $20 to $30 million to add a prototype food farm to the skyline.

The concept of a vertical farm is being championed by Dickson Despommier, a professor of public health at Columbia University and his students. (See a Web site for designs and explaination.) A recent article in New York Magazinefeatures a simple, step-by-step explanation of how such a tower might work in Manhattan.

By on July 15, 2008, 1:36 pm
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One Response to “The Farm of the Future”

  1. Stephen Says:
    July 24th, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    I really want to see this project succeed because I think this is could be a solution to are rising food shortageI am trying to get the first working tower built: http://www.thepoint.com/campaigns/vertical-farm-in-new-york-city

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