This "glass tree" vertical farm could solve urban food deserts

Creative agency Framlab is tackling the problem of 'urban food deserts' with their conceptual Glasir project. This group of modular vertical farms provides low-income neighborhoods with access to fresh produce. The greenhouse-like cubes were designed to be built anywhere in the city where there is room…

Credit: Dan Kluens

Grow It York brings vertical farming to community container park

The University of York has teamed up with LettUs Grow, an indoor farming technology provider from Bristol, and Spark: York to create “Grow It York”: a vertical, community farm at the heart of a vibrant container park in Piccadilly, York. The container park, called Spark: York, is a Community Interest…

Bjarke Ingels Group and Bucharest Studio

Plans for $400-billion new city in the American desert unveiled

The cleanliness of Tokyo, the diversity of New York and the social services of Stockholm: Billionaire Marc Lore has outlined his vision for a 5-million-person "new city in America" and appointed a world-famous architect to design it. Now, he just needs somewhere to build it -- and $400 billion in…

Can cucumbers and tomatoes grow in vertical farms?

Can cucumbers and tomatoes grow in vertical farms? A key consideration is the amount of space that cucumbers and tomatoes can take up. As they grow on vines, the vertical height could mean that they take up more space than other types of plants. For that reason, iFarm wanted to find a way to grow…

Manila Standard

Growing strawberries in hot climates with aeroponics

Philippines: "We reduced the cost of cooling by just cooling the plant roots”

Strawberry production is now made possible in the lowlands and hot areas of the Philippines through the vertical aeroponic system and root zone cooling technology, innovated by a biosystems engineer from Muñoz, Nueva Ecija.  “The root zone cooling or the group heat exchanger system is being used for cooling…


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