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The Problem

The Problem
» Workshop on Challenges on Vertical Farming The Problem By the year 2050, nearly 80% of the earth's population will reside in urban centers. Applying the most conservative estimates to current demographic trends, the human population will increase by about 3 billion people during the interim. An estimated 109 hectares of new land (about 20% more land than is represented by the country of Brazil) will be needed to grow enough food to feed them, if traditional farming practices continue as they are practiced today. At present, throughout the world, over 80% of the land that is suitable for raising crops is in use (sources: FAO and NASA).

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How will demographic trends in the UK affect the retail sector 2/3rds of retail spending growth will come from shoppers aged 55 plus Ageing population will transform not only the face, but the role the high street plays in society Part I: Executive Summary - City Farms, Parks and Boston: Let’s Grow Up Vertical Farm, photo credited to Valcent via www.economist.com It’s been days since Edward Glaeser published his urban farm-bashing piece in the Boston Globe, but I’m still annoyed. Glaeser, a professor of economics at Harvard University and director of the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston, managed to argue against farms in a way that could extend to urban parks, gardens, zoos, swimming pools, and most sidewalks. He also ignored some intriguing trends in making urban farming more efficient, a.k.a. the Vertical Farm.

Vertical Garden Design Another three vertical gardens at the fairs. View project Three green walls at Malmö University. View project Indoor vertical garden in Replay’s flagship store in Barcelona. studiomobile: seawater vertical farm mar 05, 2009 studiomobile: seawater vertical farm ‘seawater vertical farm’ by studiomobile image courtesy studiomobile during the last two years italian architectural firm studiomobile have been working in the united arab emirates, developing housing projects and infrastructure projects. most recently they developed their concept ‘seawater vertical farm’. TCLocal: food Archives by Persephone Doliner What Is Processed Food? To process food is to make parts of plants and animals more edible than they would be in their unprocessed state.

Bees Abroad, Supporting Beekeeping Projects in Developing Countries Bees Abroad have no particular stance on the countries that they work in, their concern is in working where extreme poverty can be alleviated. Because their resources are very limited they try to focus their efforts where they will have most impact. Their speciality is working with new grass roots beekeeping organisations that need very hands on input into their projects. Can Cities Feed Their Inhabitants? David Thorpe looks at the options A greenhouse developed by Priva, an international company that provides innovative solutions for the more efficient control of energy and water within indoor environments. There are three dominant trends to which cities and national governments must respond in order to secure food supplies for their people. First, between 1980 and 2011 the global population not dependent on agriculture doubled to 4.4 billion, and, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization this population is growing at a rate about five times that of the agriculturally dependent population. Second, the amount of agricultural land available for growing food is declining and will soon start to be adversely affected by climate change.

Create your own Vertical Garden Vertical gardening is a fun, creative way to grow plants in urban spaces! Below is just a sample of what you can create with ready-to-go planters and kits. The first few images are of GroVert Vertical Gardening Systems by Bright Green. Growing up - is vertical farming the future? Are high rise farms, vertical farming, and urban farming the solution to feeding our growing population? More and more architects, politicians and urban planners are latching on to the idea that something radical has to be done to feed the world’s rapidly growing cities in the coming decades. And not just cities, what about the world’s increasing arid zones, and areas of depleted farming land?

180° Shift: When Local Means Your Kitchen Blanchet: My name’s Gabe Blanchet, I’m co-founder and CEO at Grove Labs. It’s a pleasure to be here. To start this off I’d like to see a show of hands, how many people in here have grown a plant? A windowsill basil plant all the way to a full-fledged farm? Awesome. Campari and Aperol sales rocket in the UK Campari UK brands: Aperol Campari Cinzano Cinzano 1757 Skyy Vodka Skyy Infusions GlenGrant Wild Turkey Bourbon Espolon Tequila Appleton Estate rum Bulldog London Dry Gin Wild Turkey American Honey liqueur Gran Marnier Averna Frangelico Cynar Sagatiba Irish Mist Ouzo 12 Illyquore Campari and Aperol, commonly used in the UK’s growing aperitivos segment for drinks such as Aperol Spritz and the Negroni, grew sales by 74.1% and 29.9% respectively for the first three months of 2017. Gruppo Campari, the Italian brand owner of Aperol, Campari and rum brand Appleton said UK sales rose by 22.2% for the period, driven by increased demand for aperitivos and premium spirits. ‘Investments in advertising’ Global advertising and promotional spend to support the group’s brands increased by 14.5% for the quarter to £55.8m.

WHAT IS VERTICAL FARMING?WHAT IS HYDROPONICS?WHAT ARE MICRO NUTRIENTS?ADVANTAGES OF VERTICAL FARMING? FOR PRELIMS AND MAINS GS PAP III Ø Yes it's vertical because you are trying to grow more crops on a smaller land area and this usually means going upwards into buildings Ø It normally means that, instead of having a single layer of crops over a large land area, you have stacks of crops going upwards Ø It's also associated with city farming and urban farming Ø Who is "Dickson Despommier"? Ø Who is William Frederick Gericke? 12 Vertical Garden Tutorials There's a saying in the construction biz. It goes something like this: If you can't build out, build up. It's also the fuel that started the vertical gardening craze.

Plantagon Breaks Ground on its First 'Plantscraper' Vertical Farm in Sweden! Several years ago a Swedish-American company called Plantagon unveiled plans for a series of massive skyscraper greenhouses that stood to transform urban farming in large cities. While the spiraling vertical farms seemed too good to be true at the time, Plantagon broke ground on its very first vertical farm a few weeks ago in Linkoping, Sweden! The "Plantscraper" will grow and supply fresh vegetables while creating solutions to some of the most vexing city pollution issues. The design that was finally decided upon for the first Plantagon is no longer a sphere but an elegant tower - click through our gallery to see it. Plantagon seems to have traded in its initial geodesic dome design for a sheer tower that both contains and showcases the plants growing inside. This prototype building will be called the International Centre of Excellence for Urban Agriculture, and it will be a place for scientists to test new technologies aimed at improving urban farming.

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