When I think of farming, I think of rural, “Oh my god, it’s so flat I can see the next state” kind of land. What I definitely don’t think about is a high rise building. These Vertical Farms, proposed by Columbia University environmentalists would provide a year round harvest.
Because of its indoor setting, the climate can be controlled, offering optimal conditions at all times. Since the land stacks vertically, it offers a lot more space than say an average plot of land. And as the proposal says, “We cannot go to the moon, Mars, or beyond without first learning to farm indoors on earth.” — Andrew Dobrow