Urban warehouses, derelict buildings and high-rises are the last places you'd expect to find the seeds of a green revolution. But ‘vertical farms' are promising a new, environmentally friendly way to feed the rapidly swelling populations of cities worldwide.
by Joe Martino
Imagine walking into a high rise building only to find out it was actually a vertical farm.
As odd as this sounds, this type of building is popping up in different areas of the world as the idea promises new, environmentally friendly and rapid ways to feed growing populations.
The first commercial vertical farm was built in Singapore by Jack Ng who is an entrepreneur looking to supply food to Singapores densely populated city without having to buy a lot of highly priced land around the city. His vertical farm method is energy efficient, simple and mixes some ancient practices with new ones. The tower is modern and clear, so it looks great and allows sunlight into the the building for the plants. The produce grown in the building is sold under the name SkyGreens. You can find out more about how this vertical farm works in the video below.
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