Sky Farming!!!

http://www.verticalfarm.com/more – Click here to browse the official website on the concept of the vertical Farm

A Vertical Farm is a building designed for growing food in large cities. It is meant to be a self sustaining agricultural hub, producing food from start to finish using the most suitable means possible. It has not been created as of yet.

The idea is purely conceptual, so many types of designs are being created, and it may be the future of  commercial agricultural production.   In some distant future do you see this technology being used in the Caribbean?

                

                          

Check out these links  for a variety of designs. These websites highlight current examples of commercial vertical farms. They may not be on the grand scale as depicted above however they are realistic and have converted empty warehouse space into viable, food producing vertical farms!

http://www.terraspheresystems.com/

http://thedailyeater.com/2010/11/vertical-farming-future.html

10 Comments

  1. I can see this tech being used in the Caribbean on a smaller scale due to the increasing competition for land by housing, and terrain constraints faced by the countries. I see floating farms in the Caribbean sea and towers in the now country sides. The drive away from the cities will continue to place pressure on agricultural production while their demand for food increases.

  2. Hi everyone.. I agree with Nkosi that it is indeed a possibility. However, the traditional geo-political landscapes need to be changed. I believe the Caribbean has had several opportunities to embrace change however stringent traditional ways of doing things have greatly hindered change.
    I would love to see a vertical farms and i think its an awesome idea 🙂

  3. Good Day All,

    I believe that although the sky farms are a great idea for the Caribbean we need to remember that these projects are very costly.I’m sure you all are aware that agriculture is left on the back burner to allocate funds to by most Governments within the Caribbean.
    However starting this projects for persons living in the cities such as Port – of – Spain in a Small scale may be very effective in terms of food security and also helping fight global warming. Maybe the govt can add sky farming on different scales (Small, Medium and Large) to their incentives programme, This would definitely increase the scale of farming in homes across Trinidad and within the Caribbean.

    • I agree with having different size scales for Sky farms. It would be an effective way to combat the cost of such a project. Due to the lesser development of Caribbean countries sky farming is a long way off from becoming a reality. As you suggested smaller sizes for this technology, I thought of the multi-storey garden which uses the same concepts of conserving space and growing vertically…just on an even smaller scale.

  4. i am in love with the idea of vertical gardening. It allows persons living in concrete jungles an opportunity to grow there own food and increase their level of self sufficiency since these persons may not have had an opportunity to grow their own food otherwise. These vertical gardens maximize space and it also makes gardening attractive to younger persons since technology can be utilized as in the case of hydroponics and aquaponics. Also the idea of gardening being hard work and the image of a person bending over in the hot sun straining their back is no longer there.

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  6. Reblogged this on Dr. B. A. Usman's Blog and commented:
    A Vertical Farm is a building designed for growing food in large cities. It is meant to be a self sustaining agricultural hub, producing food from start to finish using the most suitable means possible. It has not been created as of yet. The idea is purely conceptual, so many types of designs are being created, and it may be the future of commercial agricultural production. – Tech4agric.com

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