December 29, 2012 by Alex Hoekstra
Yeah, that’s right, it’s time for another vertical farm. Why? Because I won’t stop wanting more sensible, sustainable, efficient, productive, innovative, safe, clean and productive ways to feed the world until we can put fresh food on every table. Maybe that means a farm in every town and village; maybe it means one in every home. Whatever the case may be, I look forward to watching the dominoes fall as smarter farms take root in the concrete and steel, and thrive above sidewalks and between skyscrapers. Help feed the future by backing the forward-thinking vertical farm installation of Jackson Hole, Wyoming before January 12.
Vertical Harvest will be the first of its kind: A three story vertical farm built on an infill piece of land that will grow fresh, local produce in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, extending its four month growing season to all year round. What makes this project truly unique is that we will develop an innovative hydroponic growing system that can be used in vertical greenhouses of all configurations. This innovative mechanism will maximize efficiency by dramatically increasing the amount of produce that can be grown in the greenhouse and will also use less energy to grow produce. In addition, this growing carousel is also specifically designed to provide a safe and meaningful work environment for adults with developmental disabilities, the employee base of Vertical Harvest. With this technology, Vertical Harvest will wrap agricultural, architectural and social innovation into one project that will be a critical milestone in urban agriculture.