Wow - solid overview of the industry of vertical farming by Dickson Despommier who’s vision has inspired much conversation and innovation. It has it’s biases, but this is one of the best quality summaries I’ve seen. I encourage those of you truly interested in this industry as a career to take the 45 minutes and watch it - there’s something of interest to everyone here as I believe it’s a full overview of the entire global industry. Also, if you are a film-maker or interested in working on an “Open-Source Food” documentary please, speak up, how cool would that be?
5:00 - Tour of Square Roots which is Kimbal Musk’s container farm incubator. Shows a good view of rehabbed Freight Farms shipping container farms.
13:00 - Gotham Greens #greenhouses located on the rooftop of Whole Foods in Brooklyn.
14:32 - Aerofarms tour showing their facilities and a good overview of their noticeable COB leds and a focus on their robust foodsafety program.
20:50 Focuses on the Dutch hydroponics industry’s ability to reduce water usage which has prompted them kicking off collaboration with China (make sure you turn on your subtitles).
31:26 Introduces Plantagon which is a vertical farming company collaborating with Dubai developing the first attempt at a real sustainable city integrated 10+ stories vertical farm.
41:00 Example of school Aerofarms is working with showing opportunities of #curriculum centered around food growing and its impact on their lives and habits from a young age.
44:30 SOLID conclusion by Dickson at the end. I won’t tell you what it is so you have to watch it.