As arable land decreases and urban populations increase, planners and designers worldwide have begun looking at vertical farming as a way to boost urban food security. Like its name implies, vertical farms are located in vertical spaces, like buildings, where crops are grown in highly controlled environments. Dickson explores vertical farming’s many benefits in an infographic packed with interesting data, including the estimate that a 30-story farm could feed 50,000 people a 2,000 calorie-per-day diet for an entire year. Click through to learn more about the advantages of vertical farming and some of the obstacles that are holding the non-traditional farming system back.
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