Urban Agriculture 5: From the classroom to the table

June 18, 2014

On episode #5 of the podcast Urban AgricultureDickson and Vincent discuss how the vertical farm concept was developed and where it stands today.

You can find Urban Agriculture #5 at urbanag.ws.

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William John King June 24, 2014 at 1:06 pm

Greetings,
For the past thirty years we have been involved in large-scale crop production in Saudi Arabia on behalf of HH Prince Sultan Bin Mohammed Bin Saud Al Kabeer.
We have production units located both in central and northern Saudi and have been producing wheat, and a broad range of forage crops including alfalfa, corn silage / grain crops, Rhodes Grass and some field vegetables with over 10’000 Ha in production currently.
While field vegetables can be grown during the winter months (September to April), however in order to produce vegetables on an all year round basis requires some type of indoor / sheltered system. With this in mind we are interested in investigating the option of producing vegetables using hydroponic systems either under glass or in a multilevel situation with the possibility of LED lighting. We would be most interested hearing from you regarding how you could provide assistence and advice with such a venture on a large-scale basis.
Look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience.
Yours sincerely,

William J. King (Irish national)

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Lawrence Vitko III June 28, 2014 at 12:24 am

A practical solution for the upcoming population boom. Vertical farms should be in every city supplying all the food in an affordable sustainable way. I would love to hear more.

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