When most people think of farming, they think of vast expanses of land occupied by crops at ground level only. Few imagine farming in urban areas, on rooftops, in skyscrapers — and doing it vertically while using only a fraction of the water and none of the herbicides or pesticides. In reality, though, that kind of farming is already happening.
Glen Kertz, President and CEO of Valcent Productsexplains.
What are the virtues of vertical farming?
This is designed to allow the production of fresh food in an urban area or any other envirnoment where space or costs are tight. Going vertical makes a lot more food at a lot less cost.