Metro Vancouver Eyes Highrise Greenhouses
Barry Artiste Op/Ed
A concept whose time has come, grow your own food instead of importing it from China and Mexico, who woulda thunk. I mean we have many indoor horticulturalists who growing their own marijuana, you may as well grow your own munchies too.
Seriously though, a wonderful concept if it gets off the ground.
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=9286294f-6657-440a-b7d2-f0f7f98dd768 Metro Vancouver eyes highrise greenhouses Vertical farms and 'urban agriculture' may be the way of the future
Kelly Sinoski, Vancouver Sun Published: Monday, October 20, 2008
METRO VANCOUVER - Rooftop gardens and vertical greenhouses could be a sign of the times in Metro Vancouver as the region wrestles with ways to tackle a global food crisis and the effects of climate change.
And Surrey could lead the trend, with at least one developer considering building a so-called vertical farm in Whalley, which is slated to become the region's second downtown.
Vertical farms could potentially be as high as 30 storeys, with glass walls, solar panels and an irrigation system to grow beds of produce inside.