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Wasn't sure where to put this.   

How do you feel about vertical farming being "the only way for us to sustainably and efficiently provide food for the world in the future"according to Dick Despommier, expert* on vertical farming.



http://inhabitat.com/review-amp-interview-the-vertical-farm-by-dick-despommier/vertical-farm-designs-1/?extend=1

*to my knowledge no vertical farm has ever been built so I'm not sure how someone can be an expert on something which doesn't exist.... 

 
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I'm not sure you'd call them vertical farms but Patric Blanc has done some amazing things to buildings in France, particularly Paris.
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H Ludi Tyler wrote:

*to my knowledge no vertical farm has ever been built so I'm not sure how someone can be an expert on something which doesn't exist.... 



It can be done. All you need is a REALLY steep hillside, plow it, seed it, and you're vertically farming. Play your cards right and you can cultivate both sides of the same acre!

OK, I'm just being silly. But it seems maybe unreasonably dogmatic to say that vertical farming is the ONLY way we can do something. It is an idea with plenty of good urban applications. and the vertical is an important axis, often overlooked. It's just not the only axis

Ideally, we make use of all four axes (height, width, depth, temporal) in our designs order to bring forth an optimal yield.
 
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Personally I would like to see someone actually MAKE a functioning Vertical Farm, instead of just talking about them for decades. 

Especially if they are the ONLY way to grow food sustainably! 
 
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