View Full Version : Vertical Farming

January 22nd, 2010, 04:49 AM
Well, I've been reading more and more on this over the years. I like the idea, I'm convinced of the benefits, now, the important part. Does anyone know of any tangible plans of how such a facility would look like? Say a floor-plan or a very specific/precise process?

I've seen a bunch of sites that just list benefits and advantages, that's nice, but it's old news to me.


Oh yeh, cost estimates would be nice :) .

January 22nd, 2010, 04:55 AM
I've often thought of this Idea and I imagine it something like a large parking deck. With open sides for ventilation. Maybe a hydroponic system, of some kind.

One of the other benefits would be that you could control the bugs, and keep them from getting inside so everything could be grown pesticide free.

January 22nd, 2010, 05:06 AM
There are many benefits, but at the moment it just seems like it's a pie-in-the-sky concept.

January 22nd, 2010, 05:19 AM
Just like alternative energy, it'll happen as food (oil) prices increase, as supply cannot keep up with demand.

January 22nd, 2010, 05:20 AM
hehe I'm sure you've all seen this but try watching this from about 4:40!


I thought you were referring to that at first!!

Is it a genuine concept? o.O