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• Thursday, October 15th, 2009

This may be an idea whose time will shortly come if food prices ever rocket higher due to transportation costs. Any city in the world could grow fresh, local, organic fruits and veggies using this system:

VertiCrop – The Solution

In a rapidly urbanizing world where the majority of people now live in cities, localization requires that food and fuel be produced in an urban context. At present, there are no examples of a locally sustained urban community anywhere in the world. Urban sustainability is yet to be realized primarily because urban agriculture presents a number of technological challenges. The main challenge is a lack of growing space.

Vertical Warehouse Gardening

Vertical Warehouse Gardening

Vertical growing is a new idea currently emerging in the sustainability discourse which offers great promise for increasing urban production. Vertical growing systems have been proposed as possible solutions for increasing urban food supplies while decreasing the ecological impact of farming. The primary advantage of vertical growing is the high density production it allows using a much reduced physical footprint and fewer resources relative to conventional agriculture. Vertical growing, hydroponics and greenhouse production have now been combined into an integrated commercial production system, a system that has major potential for the realization of environmentally sustainable urban food and fuel production.

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2 Responses

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    Micah 

    This is a great post.. Very informative… I can see that you put a lot of hard work on your every post that’s why I think I’d come here more often. Keep it up! By the way, you can also drop by my blogs. They’re about Vegetable Gardening and Composting. I’m sure you’d find my blogs helpful too.

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    Aprille 

    Amazing! That vertical warehouse garden on that pic looks very promising and pleasing not just to the eyes but also to the tummy… and maybe to the pocket. I think we should not wait for the global food shortage to reach its peak when many people are fighting against each other for the sake of canned goods and stuff. Hydroponics gardening, vertical gardening, container gardening and the like should be promoted extensively to increase awareness and to encourage more people to engage in it. Thanks for this awesome post :)

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