Canadian LED Research Looks to Grow Stawberries on Mars

If Mike Dixon’s dreams come to fruition, Canadian science will spawn the first strawberry or cherry tomato that sprouts on the moon or a planet in our solar system… SOURCE …. Making dreams come true. When Intravision partnered with CESRF back in 2010 to develop advanced high output spectrum variable LED arrays for the institutes…

Vertical Farming in the Desert

Originally posted on The Urban Vertical Farming Project:
We’ll send in-depth vertical farming case studies straight to your inbox.  Sign up here and make sure you don’t miss out. Everyone said it would fail, but a seed was planted in the desert, and it began to grow into a new hope for vertical agriculture. There…

Top 5 Required Readings For Vertical Farming

Originally posted on The Urban Vertical Farming Project:
I’ve compiled a list of the top 5 required readings and resources for anyone serious about vertical farming.  And they’re all free! The Vertical Essay by Dickson Despommier: Despommier is considered the father of vertical farming.  It seems like everyone working in the space was inspired by…

Vertical Farms and Changing Climates

Originally posted on The Urban Vertical Farming Project:
Did we get a little ahead of ourselves when we talked about vertical farming fighting climate change? Designers love to praise vertical farms’ sustainability and combating climate change is a huge part of that, but there’s a lot more nuance than most other articles go into. Sustainability…

The indoor farming revolution

Originally posted on One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?:
Indoor, vertical, hydroponic, urban. Whatever you want to call them, these high-tech farms are popping up all over the world from office buildings in Japan to research laboratories in the Netherlands to O’Hare International airport in Chicago, and even your own home. Here we…