Scientists at Columbia University are proposing a delightfully retrofuturist concept -- giant vertical farms smack dab in the center of Manhattan.
The idea is simple enough. Imagine a 30-storey building with glass walls, topped off with a huge solar panel. On each floor there would be giant planting beds, indoor fields in effect. There would be a sophisticated irrigation system. And so crops of all kinds and small livestock could all be grown in a controlled environment in the most urban of settings. That means there would be no shipping costs, and no pollution caused by moving produce around the country.Link (Via ComDig) Discuss Next post