Urban farming goes vertical, as Singapore opens a 30-feet tall greenhouse for bok choy and cabbage. The farm is already producing half a ton of veggies per day for local supermarkets. But are these vertical "farmscrapers" any more efficient than traditional, flat greenhouses?
Architects have come up with spectacular concepts for vertical farms that would grow crops in city skyscrapers. But many horticulturists think the future of vertical farming isn't in skyscrapers, but rather in large, indoor warehouses lit up magenta by superefficient LEDs.
Although hydroponics has ancient roots, it is considered an innovative method of gardening. Vertical gardens such as this solar-powered aeroponic garden in Mesa are a viable solution to space constraints and food economy issues. It requires only a fraction of the water and soil that traditional farming methods need. #urbanagriculture #urbanfarm #hydroponics #aquaponics #urbanfarming #verticalgarden #sustainable #sustainability #foodinnovation #eatlocalgrown #freshproduce #verticalfarming