30 Oct '12, 2pm

How do you farm in a city? Use a tower... The first-ever commercial vertical farm opens in Singapore: @grist

How do you farm in a city? Use a tower... The first-ever commercial vertical farm opens in Singapore: @grist

Imagine a farm. What do you see? Rolling hills? Lots of open land where crops can grow? Wide open spaces? That's a pretty normal picture. After all, that's how farming is usually done: on large plots of lands in rural areas. But in a country like Singapore, which is facing serious land scarcity, that's not really an option. Enter vertical farming. A company called Sky Greens Farms has just built the world's first commercial vertical farm in Singapore. So what is vertical farming? It works like this: instead of planting vegetables in the ground, you grow them in planters, installed into vertical towers made out of metal. The technology allows farming to take place in urban areas, and also reduces the amount of land needed to grow produce. This is especially important in Singapore. The entire country is only 710 square kilometres, and there's very little land left over for f...

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