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Dickson Despommier is Professor Emeritus at Columbia’s school of Public Health, and adjunct professor of urban studies at Fordham University. He has pioneered the concept of Vertical Farming starting with an undergraduate class that he taught in 1999. He has helped develop the concept through lecturing at numerous universities and has appeared prominently in the press including in the TED series and the Colbert show. He has published a book on the subject, The Vertical Farm. Dickson’s goal in the workshop is to help spread the word that indoor farming is not only commercially feasible, it has become the paradigm for urban agriculture. Video Rating: / 5 Related PostsDickson Despommier On Vertical FarmingOne more question for Dickson Despommier: What is vertical farming’s future?The Vertical Farm as the Ecosystem of the City – Dickson Despommier – AVF summit 2016TEDxMidAtlantic 2010 – Dickson Despommier – 11/5/10Dickson Despommier i wertykalne farmy w Nowym JorkuPopular Videos – Vertical farming & Dickson Despommier

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  • eretzsus 11 months ago

    This man is a genius. He should be on every talk show in the world.
    He should have a cabinet position at the whitehouse.

  • Craig Mullins 11 months ago

    How much more efficient is vertical farming vs normal farming (in terms of space) without the use of extra lights? Isn't plant spacing basically the same when you take into account shading concerns from the vertical systems?

  • MItchell Baker 11 months ago

    Love it! Exciting stuff!