Vertical Farming

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By Jeff Birkby ~ Smart Growth Specialist

Published: January 2016

Updated: n/a



12 pages


This publication introduces commercial-scale vertical farming and discusses the recent growth of vertical farms in urban areas. It describes the major types of vertical farms and discusses environmental issues with vertical farms. The publication includes a list of the major vertical farms in the United States and lists further resources

Table of Contents

Introduction: What is Vertical Farming?
Types of Vertical Farms
What Are the Pros and Cons of Vertical Farms?
Can Vertical Farms Be Certified Organic?
Funding for Vertical Farms
Vertical Farms in the United States
Further Resources
Case Study 1
Case Study 2
Case Study 3

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