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What Is A Vertical Farm? What Is A Vertical Farm?
Presented by
Dickson Despommier
Emeritus Professor
Columbia University
Food:
Security
Sovereignty
Sustainability
Safety
Dr. Gene Giacomelli, greenhouse guru! High Tech Greenhouse
Inside A High Tech Greenhouse
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EuroFresh Farms, Wilcox, Arizona
I Was On The Colber Repor And Lived To Tell About It!
Stephen Colbert interviews Columbia University professor Dickson
Despommier about how growing food in vertical towers could be the
answer to the food crisis. Vertical farming, which uses hydroponics
technology, allows for better control of the growing environment and
puts food within the city limits, cutting down on food transportation
costs... "Plus, it's pleasantly phallic," adds Colbert.
History of the Vertical Farm Concept
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Hanging Gardens of Babylon Development of Hydroponics
2,600 BP
Dr. William F. Gericke
1930s
Vertical Farm term coined
Dickson Despommier
1999
First Vertical Farm
Suwon, Korea
The Plant
Chicago
2010
Nuvege
Kyoto, Japan
Plantagon
Linkping, Sweden
2013
Singapore
2011
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www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1zKNNRIYu4&feature=relate
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Benjamin Kennedy on vertical farming
www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCfkjl35_8Q
Gordon Graff on vertical farming
Vertical Farm Tool Box
Hydroponics
Aeroponics
Drip Irrigation
Waste-to-Energy
Automation
Water Re-capture
Passive Energy
LED Lighting
Apply these proven indoor
agricultural strategies to growing
food in buildings located within the
urban landscape
The Result:
Vertical
Farming
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NO AGRICULTURAL RUNOFF
YEAR ROUND CROP PRODUCTION:
SUSTAINABILITY
NO CROP LOSS FROM SEVERE WEATHER EVENTS
USES 70% LESS WATER, NO AGRO-CHEMICALS, NO
FOSSIL FUELS
ALLOWS RESTORATION OF DAMAGED ECOSYTEMS
Advantages of a Vertical Farm
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GUARANTEES SAFETY DURING PRODUCTION
CREATES NEW JOBS
INSURES FOOD SECURITY AND SOVEREIGNTY
USES ABANDONED CITY PROPERTIES
CAN GROW BIO-FUELS, PLANT-DERIVED DRUGS
Advantages of a Vertical Farm
The Rise Of The Vertical Farm - 2010-2012
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Rural Development Authority, 3 Story VF - Suwon, Korea*

2 story VF - Singapore

Nuvege 3 story VF - Kyoto, Japan

Cevesca - 2 story VF Seattle

The Plant 3 story VF Chicago
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Plantagon 17 story VF Linkping, Sweden**
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PlantLab 3 story VF - Den Bosch, Holland

Alpha House 5 story retro-fitted warehouse Manchester, England

Growing Power - 5 story VF Milwaukee

Jackson- 4 story VF Wyoming

Amsterdam- 2 story VF - Holland


*Worlds first vertical farm

** Worlds largest vertical farm
Built
Under Construction
Planned
Chlorophyll a & b Absorption Spectra

Suwon, Korea

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Nuvege
Kyoto, Japan
Plantagon International AB, Linkping, Sweden
17 Story Vertical Farm
The Plant, Chicago
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Holland
Jackson, Wyoming
Growing Power 5 Story Vertical Farm
Omega Grow Systems Farmdominium
Cities with strong interest in creating a vertical farm

New York City (2008 presentation to MBP, Scott Stringer)
Newark, NJ (2009, 2010 presentations to Mayors office)
Jersey City, NJ (2010 presentation to city planners office)
Philadelphia, Penn.
Newark, Delaware
Las Vegas, Nevada
Beijing, China (2009, Conference on metropolitan agriculture)
Shanghai, China (2011, presentation to city planners)
Incheon, Korea (2007 presentation to City planners office)
Seoul, Korea (2008, 2011, Seoul Digital Forum)
Vancouver, Canada
Toronto, Canada
Surrey, Canada (2009 presentation to Mayors office)
Milan, Italy (Expo 2015 organizers)
Amman, Jordan (2009 presentation to Mayors office)
Doha, Qatar
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia



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A Special Thanks to All My Students
2004
Anisa Buck
Daniel Dine
Stacy Goldberg
Vani Gulate
Vivek Iyer
Ben Jacob
Eugene Kang
Roger Kim
Jennifer Montes
Pearl Moy
Anita OConnor
Katerina Paraskevas
Rebecca Tatum
Carrie Teicher
Janice Turner

2005
Alam Saad
Kristen Coates
Stephen Lee
Maribeth Lovegrove
Michelle Robalino
Sonia Demitrie Toure
Athina Vassilakis

2007
Evelyn Natalia Alvarez
MatthewPeter Bussa
Caroline Carnevale
Yana Chervona
Richele Lynn Corrado
Manisha Daswani
Jonathan Gass
Moshen Ghanefar
Kahterine Gifford
Sookyung Ham
JongJin Jo
Dianna Jones
Steven Kauh
Raeya Khan
Danille Kontovas
Cynthia Lendor
Jason Light
Kevin Lo
Diego Lopez De Castilla
Theodora Sakata
Dennis Santella
Sapna Surendran
Kelly Urry

2006
James Baumgartner
Jasmine Beria
Kenneth Chamber
Elizabeth Del Giacco
Leslie-Anne Danielle Fitzpatrick
Bryan Joshua Garber
Greg Gin
Alexis Katrell Harman
Rory E. Mauro
Jun Michjael Mitsumoto
Natalie Neu
Ivan Ramirez
Elizabeth Morgan Reitano
Kathleen Ann Roosevelt
Jordana Rothschild
Nicholas Sebes
Adireenne Sheetz
Chrisytopher Martin
Mary Ann Popovech
Iris Anne Cruz Reyes
Yalini Senathirajah
Timon Tai

2008
Sarah Autry
Claudia Cujar
Geoffrey Garst
Erica Hahn
Schuyler Henderson
Carolyn Hettrich
Yuki Kaneda
Chris Karampahtsis
Hannah Kellogg
Mateusz Kruk
Gilma Mantilla
Karl Minges
Christopher Ovanez
Johanathan Stettin
Sarah Wishnek
A Special Thanks to All My Students (contd)


2010
Juilee Prakash Barde
Jonathan Remy Camuzeaux
Michelle T. Chuang
Offira Shuly Gabbay
Elizabeth Ellen Hornyak
Lea Kiefer
Freda Robyn Laulicht
Allison Michelle Martineau
Genevieve Sophia Slocum
Ida Hui Suen
Iesha Wadala
Patrice Adele




2009
Joshua Bernstock
Alisa M. Koval
Yanjuska Lescaille
Sara M. Miller
Jonathan P. Salud
Alexander T.
Sonneborn
Naomi J. Sorkin
Sunny Uppal
Alexander T. Varga
Kate R. Weinberg
Daniel Yagoda
Zahira Zahid

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and START DOING!
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Green!
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