Hive Farm Proposes Plug and Play Vertical Farming

Hive Farm Proposes Plug and Play Vertical Farming

The basics of vertical farming revolve around the idea of dense towers capable of producing food where demand for food is highest: in the center of our cities. (Find Vertical Farms 101 here ) If the process of growing our sustenance can change from a planar one that takes up lots of land (and water, and chemicals) to a stacked one that climbs into the air, there is a possibility for saving plenty of resources currently being sunk into conventional farming. A great goal to shoot for, but in this case it doesn’t take long for the reality of costs in an urban setting to catch up with creativity. Not only is building tall expensive, but the very density that makes demand for food so high also makes the land beneath it very expensive. Any vertical farm that stands a chance of being tested has to conquer the basic mechanics of solvency.

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