Monday, September 8, 2008

New Technology

Vertical farming is a farming strategy in which plants are grown inside urban high-rises. These buildings are called "farmscrapers". Farmscrapers can also house livestock and fish. With this kind of strategy, fruit, vegetables, fish, and livestock would be produced year-round in cities which can help the cities become self-sufficient. The farming techniques used in these farmscrapers would also include recycling of materials and other greenhouse methods.Wind power, solar power, and incineration of raw sewage and the inedible portion of harvested crops can also be included in the farmscrapers to power the building. To see a video about this, click here.

Small space is used
Faster transport of products
Products become more readily available
Crops can be produced in large quantities through combining hydroponic, aeroponic and other related growing methods.

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