Dickson Despommier on Vertical Farming

June 7, 2012

Microbiologist Dickson Despommier is advocate for a new model of farming:  the vertical farm.  Multi-story urban "farms" that could grow crops hydroponically, year-round.  Despommier lays out the concept in his book, "The Vertical Farm:  Feeding the World in the 21st Century."


Good example of the problem of hiring an academic to do the thinking that farmers should be doing.
I can't tell whether this is about providing food for people or making the 22nd century safe for capitalism.
Cities--and tall buildings--are for finance, not farming.
Let's chuck the academics and demand that farmers think for a change.

Unfortunately, I think you missed the point Emma. There is NO LOSING with Vertical farming. Cities...Tall buildings or whatever structure you can muster can be used for whatever you desire. Besides...you don't need a building to put something functional together....this is about THINKING OUTSIDE the box. First, you have to stop thinking inside the building.