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Vertical Farming For Compact Spaces

What if a skyscraper could supply sustainable farm food to the city more efficiently and profitably? This infographic explains how vertical farming works.

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INFOGRAPHIC: How vertical farming could help cities feed themselves

While rooftop greenhouses and farms might make the most sense for many cities, vertical farming can be a good option despite its high cost when real estate is a premium. Singapore just opened its first commercial vertical farm, Sky Greens, and their vegetables are reportedly flying off the shelves.

Sky-High Vegetables: Vertical Farming Sprouts In Singapore

This guy is on the cutting edge of urban agriculture. Troughs of bok choy stack up vertically at the urban farm in Singapore. The veggies rotate along the A-frame to ensure they receive even light. Click through to read the full article.

Called ReGen Villages, the project imagines a community of buildings that produce all their own food and energy – a model that aims to tackle a wide spectrum of global issues, from the food and water crises to the rise of CO2 emissions.

EFFEKT designs villages that produce all food and energy

Danish studio EFFEKT has envisioned a self-sustaining, off-grid village of greenhouse properties, on show in the Danish Pavilion during the Venice Biennale

Sky Greens Vertical Farm in Singapore; commercial hydroponic farms utilize control systems like Link4's iPonic system, to manage and control all equipment.

The first vertical farm showdown: Why you need to know what’s happening in Singapore

Sky Greens Vertical Farm in Singapore; commercial hydroponic farms utilize control systems like iPonic system, to manage and control all equipment.

Vertical gardening isn't only productive its also beautifulLike and tag a friend…

Vertical gardening isn't only productive its also beautifulLike and tag a friend its a great cure for winter blues!

Grow sweet strawberry in a vertical PVC tube is great solution for small garden or yard. Vertical planter will save you a lot of space, at the same time keep plants out of reach from garden insect pests.

Creative DIY Ideas for Growing Strawberries On Small Garden or Yard

Strawberries in Small Spaces - Grow sweet strawberry in a vertical PVC tube is great solution for small garden or yard. Vertical planter will save you a lot of space, at the same time keep plants out of reach from garden insect pests.

Vertical Farming - Verticrop

Vertical farming enables farms to occupy urban centres, producing up to 20 times more yield and uses of the water typically required for soil farming.

To grow one million heads of lettuce using conventional agriculture methods in the US requires either 16 acres of land in the Northern states, 8 acres of land in the Southern states, or .9 acres in a traditional hydroponic greenhouse operation. Vancouver-based Valcent Products Inc. (OTCBB: VCTZF) claims that it can beat those numbers handily and produce the same amount of lettuce sustainably on just .16 acres with its patented hydroponic vertical growing system, VertiCrop™.

It’s Vertical Farming day over at Seedstock and we’re celebrating with a digest that features stories on a number of vertical urban agriculture startups that

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