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  • Lesya Sparrow 5 years ago

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  • John Said 5 years ago
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  • destroyka777 5 years ago

    I think the vertical farm is a VERY viable solution provided you don't try to reinvent nature. If we took design cues from nature, it would be unnecessary to use artificial lighting, or a very minimal amount of it. Take a look at the pine tree, for example. The trunk of the tree is the main artery, so to speak, through which all of the nutrients and water necessary are transported. The trunk also supports all of the branches. The branches are arranged in such a manner that each branch (ideally) gets sufficient sunlight to generate energy via photosynthesis. If you look at how the branches are arranged, the bottom branches have the most needles to the outside, and the branches above sit closer to the tree so as to not block the bottom branches from getting sunlight. As you go up the tree, the branches sit closer and closer.

    If we built a vertical farm like a pine tree, it would likely look as follows. The service elevator, water and nutrient pipes, and other utilities would all run up the central column. At the base of the tree, where it is largest, is where all of the various preparation facilities would be. As you go up, you're servicing less and less plant life as there is less and less room to grow, so too does the column shrink. It would be a serious of ring like platforms built around the service column that each shrink in size as you go up.?

  • Tom Miller 5 years ago

    With today's advances in fiber optics, is it possible to attach a large sunlight collector on the roof and convey that light, via fiber optics, to light disbursing fixtures throughout the building??

  • Nicole Guyot 5 years ago

    Tower Gardens the only way to go!!! There are lots of big growers using them. Uses only 10% of water then conventional growing.?

  • Leo. N. 5 years ago

    its the future, 1000 years from now?

  • Ronan Campbell 5 years ago

    if you go to "envisioning emerging technology".com

  • Porpusmaster Pineapple 5 years ago

    if the farm starts here we can start building city's of them then CA won't be in a drout?

  • Rowena Austria 5 years ago

    My thesis is about urban farm. Can you please suggest reliable sources for me to use??

  • SENRON U 5 years ago
  • Ekaterinya Vladinakova 5 years ago

    I hope this will become the reality, not only can we save plenty of forests from being cut down, but we may even give back some farm land back to nature.?

  • SuperDonkey12347 5 years ago

    They could make the building hollow and use the center for storing water for the plants. They could put fish in it to produce fertilizer and humans could eat them in the nearby city. Since the building could be hollow the wouldn't be a need for sunlight in the middle. So the building would produce fertilizer, agriculture, fresh fish, and water storage without needing much sunlight.?

  • I've literally had this idea for years. It's logical imo.. simple space optimisation.?

  • Krishna Gupta 5 years ago
  • PJ Add GAMEs 5 years ago

    I would maybe have the core of the building clear glass open to sunlight at the top and have mirrors positioned throughout the core to bring light to the plants farther from the windows and closer to the core?

  • Brandon Collins 5 years ago

    Check out this video on YouTube:?

  • KamidakeRed 5 years ago

    Omega Gardens concept is amazing

  • Barry Lutz 5 years ago
  • CtpThinkalot Bannanas 5 years ago

    Nice! Well said!

    Though I gotta say, we don't need artificial light, Id use mirrors running down the centre and/or maybe fibre optics.