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•AKSHAY MODI (SURAT) •DEVICA BISHT (TAPI) •PURVARAJ SINH ZALA (SURENDRANAGAR) •RAHI PATEL (MEHESANA) •VIDHI MONANI (PORBANDAR) .

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WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY THE TERM VERTICAL FARMING???... • Vertical farming is cultivating plant or animal life within a “skyscraper”. . “greenhouse” or on vertically inclined surfaces.

he argues that it is legitimate for environmental reasons. • Mixed use skyscrapers were proposed and built by Architect “Ken Yeang”. • What he meant was not the current meaning as “He wrote about farming underground with the use of explosives”. • Ecologist “Dickson Despommier” also told about vertical farming.• This word “vertical farming” was coined by “Gilbert Ellis Bailey” in 1915 in his book “vertical farming”. .

• The purposes of consumption was published as early as “Life Magazine” in 1909. . • Despommier’s concept of “The Vertical Farm” emerged in 1999 at Columbia university. • The skyscraper as “Utopian device” for the production of unlimited numbers of virgin sites on a metropolitan location.• Vertical farming promotes the mass cultivation of plant and animal life for commercial purposes in skyscrapers.

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New sources indicate that a tower hydroponicum existed in Armenia prior to 1951. yet extensive photographic documentation and several historical books on the subject suggest that research on the subject was not diligently pursued.such as 'The Vertical Farm' has never been built. .

• Although much of Despommier's suggestions have been challenged and strongly criticized from an environmental .•Ken Yeang is perhaps the most widely known architects that has promoted the idea of the 'mixed-use' Bioclimatic Skyscraper which combines living units and opportunities for food production. •Dickson Despommier. a professor of environmental health sciences and microbiology at Columbia University in New York City. modernized the idea of vertical farming in 1999 with graduate students in a medical ecology class.

There will be sensors for every single plant that tracks how much and what kinds of nutrients the plant has absorbed.•Each floor will have its own watering and nutrient monitoring systems. small-scale vertical farm in Jackson Hole. urban. . You'll even have systems to monitor plant diseases by employing DNA chip technologies that detect the presence of plant pathogens by simply sampling the air and using snippets •As of 2012. It's very easy to do. Wyoming. Vertical Harvest  is from various viral and bacterial working on raising funds for an infections.

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He also states that the system can be profitable and effective. •It is suggested that prototype versions of vertical farms should be created first.•Despommier argues that the technology to construct vertical farms currently exists. in order to prevent . possibly at large universities interested in the research of vertical farms. a claim evidenced by some preliminary research posted on the project's website.

developed by Sky Greens .•The produce is used to feed the zoos animals while the project enables evaluation of the systems and provides an educational resource to advocate for change in unsustainable land use practices that impact upon global biodiversity and ecosystem services. the world's first commercial vertical farm was opened in Singapore. •In 2012.

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or where supplemental light is required. generally an electric light. For example. Grow lights are used in applications where there is either no naturally occurring light. in the winter months when the available hours of daylight may be insufficient for the desired plant growth.•A grow light or plant light is an artificial light source. designed to stimulate plant growth by emitting an electromagnetic spectrum appropriate for photosynthesis. lights are used to .

•Compost is organic matter that has been decomposed and recycled as a fertilizer and soil amendment. Compost is a key ingredient in organic farming. the process of composting simply requires making a heap of wetted organic matter known as green waste (leaves. At the simplest level. . food waste) and waiting for the materials to break down into humus after a period of weeks or months.

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The public will find it hard to .DISADVANTAGES AND ADVANTAGES 1. There will be fewer variety of foods to choose from because not all plants and vegetables are suitable in a controlled and limited environment. 3. and certain flaws integrated in the system that may appear during its initial run can still dampen efforts for its full maximization. 2. The initial phase will be cost intensive.

The title of “urban farmer” might be a legitimate occupation in the near future. • Preserve the environment: Rather than having to venture into the rainforest and harm the last few remaining untouched parts of the earth. we can help preserve the environment and grow our food . this all organic approach promises fresh and toxin-free produce • Reconnect with nature: If you’ve ever had the desire to work the land.• Grow what you want: In demand fruits and veggies can be grown all year round despite changes in weather • Know your food is pesticide free: Instead of worrying about whether or not your food will make you sick. you’re in luck.