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Verticalfarming

  1. 1. BY: HALIE MURRAY
  2. 2.  By the year 2050, nearly 80% of the earth's population will reside in urban centers. The human population will increase by about 3 billion people during the interim. An estimated 109 hectares of new land (about 20% more land than is represented by the country of Brazil) will be needed to grow enough food to feed them, if traditional farming practices continue as they are practiced today. At present, throughout the world, over 80% of the land that is suitable for raising crops is in use (sources: FAO and NASA). Historically, some 15% of that has been laid waste by poor management practices. What can be done to avoid this impending disaster? (verticalfarm.com)
  3. 3.  Farm Vertically (verticalfarm.com)
  4. 4. Vertical farming is an agricultural technique involving large-scale agriculture in urban-high rises or "farm scrapers". Using advanced technology and greenhouse methods such as hydroponics, these buildings would produce fruit, vegetables, edible mushrooms and algae year-round. (Wikipedia)
  5. 5.  A single vertical farm that will occupy about one square block of a city and be elevated up to 30 stories can provide enough food to supply the needs of about 10,000 people. Constructing these vertical farm units will develop a closed in system where everything needed by plants and vegetables to thrive will be recycled within the building. It aims to generate energy, maintain a pesticide-free farming technology, effective waste management as a means of sustaining food production all within one building. (Cantoria)
  6. 6.  Decreases deforestation and desertification from over planting of crop fields.  Provides organic food for the growing population while taking the strain off of the environment.
  7. 7.  the vertical farm. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Nov 2010. <http://www.verticalfarm.com/contacts>.  wikipedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Nov 2010. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vertical_farming>.  Cantoria, Ciel. "Vertical Farming- Providing Alternate Resources for Food Production." How will Vertical Farming Work . N.p., 310ct2010. Web. 21 Nov 2010. <http://www.brighthub.com/environment/science-environmental/articles/39036.aspx?p=2>. IMAGES  Web. 21 Nov 2010. http://www.countingcats.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/design-concept-of- vertical-farming_5810.jpg  Web. 21 Nov 2010. <http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://groundswellblog.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/vertica lfarm33.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.mahalo.com/answers/what-should-we-do-with-shopping-malls- when-people-stop-going-to-them&usg=__eXBVK7QSfr55bcWHJsr- b0mtufE=&h=1080&w=1079&sz=1148&hl=en&start=0&zoom=1&tbnid=_JHUoW4MwpqFpM:&tbnh =140&tbnw=140&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dvertical%2Bfarming%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa% 3DN%26biw%3D1366%26bih%3D564%26tbs%3Disch:1&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=975&vpy=2 06&dur=23&hovh=225&hovw=224&tx=116&ty=70&ei=t9XpTOqmNIP7lwfE- 8WtCw&oei=t9XpTOqmNIP7lwfE-8WtCw&esq=1&page=1&ndsp=15&ved=1t:429,r:6,s:0>.
  8. 8.  Web. 21 Nov 2010. <http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://cdn0.lostateminor.com/wp- content/uploads/2008/04/vertical-urban- farming.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.lostateminor.com/2008/04/22/vertical-urban- farm/&usg=__apF21wU0NzBjNjs9NX36unQe9ZI=&h=321&w=480&sz=26&hl=en&start=0& zoom=1&tbnid=gir9qEy2EGUiUM:&tbnh=129&tbnw=180&prev=/images%3Fq%3Durban%2 Bfarming%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26biw%3D1366%26bih%3D564%26tbs%3Disch:1& um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=126&vpy=116&dur=187&hovh=183&hovw=275&tx=124&ty=64 &ei=j9npTKvLGIGClAesvpW3Cw&oei=j9npTKvLGIGClAesvpW3Cw&esq=1&page=1&ndsp =21&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:0>.  "vertical farming tower." Web. 21 Nov 2010. <http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://msnbcmedia3.msn.com/j/msnbc/components/ photos/071003/071003_brill_vertfarm2_light_1p.grid- 4x2.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21154137/ns/technology_and_science- innovation&usg=__Skx2v7xpDQFsfUyd01GSpmVfNGg=&h=394&w=308&sz=23&hl=en&st art=0&zoom=1&tbnid=2_SqOguurJ7X_M:&tbnh=145&tbnw=117&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dv ertical%2Bfarming%2Btowers%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DG%26biw%3D1366% 26bih%3D564%26tbs%3Disch:1&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=798&vpy=63&dur=350&hovh =150&hovw=117&tx=106&ty=133&ei=ceHpTIj-O4KclgfG5IynCw&oei=ceHpTIj- O4KclgfG5IynCw&esq=1&page=1&ndsp=21&ved=1t:429,r:4,s:0>.

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