"Aberrant Agriculture" by Scott Johnson
Gordon Graff's Sky Farm proposed for downtown Toronto's theatre district.
*Year-round crop production; 1 indoor acre is equivalent to 4-6 outdoor acres or more, depending upon the crop (e.g., strawberries: 1 indoor acre = 30 outdoor acres)
*No weather-related crop failures due to droughts, floods, pests
*All VF food is grown organically: no herbicides, pesticides, or fertilizers
*VF virtually eliminates agricultural runoff by recycling black water
*VF returns farmland to nature, restoring ecosystem functions and services
*VF converts abandoned urban properties into food production centers
*VF dramatically reduces fossil fuel use (no tractors, plows, shipping.)
"The living skyscraper: Farming the Urban Skyline" by Blake Kurasek
"VF-Type O" by Oliver Foster
Mithuns Architects' Vertical Farm Project for Seattle
What are your thoughts on cultivating our food in these types of environments?
For more information please visit The Vertical Farm Project