Growing Up: The Vertical Farm

November 16, 2015

During the Disruptive Innovation Festival, Dickson Despommier will present a webinar on 18 Nov 2015 18:15 – 19:00 GMT. You can go to this link at the specified time, or register at this link.

With a growing world population, and shrinking space for growing crops, some argue that cities of the future must generate their own food supply. Dickson Despommier’s elegant and simple answer for achieving this goal is ‘vertical farming’. Dickson is a futurist, and in this webinar he makes the case that urban agriculture can go vertical as well as horizontal. His book The Vertical Farm has been widely acclaimed. In this session Dickson reviews the state of play with vertical farm enterprises at scale and provides his perspective on progress. He’ll discuss the positive stories but also give his view on the future challenges and constraints.

For some background, see his Urban Agriculture podcast with Ed Harwood at AeroFarms (Aerofarms is one of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation Circular Economy 100 business partners)

“Despommier has quickly become the central figure in what could be a worldwide revolution

Scientific American

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