Vertical farming
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Vertical farming

Vertical farmingVertical farming is the practice of cultivating plant life within a skyscraper greenhouse or on vertically inclined surfaces. The modern idea of vertical farming uses techniques similar to glass houses, where natural sunlight can be augmented with artificial lighting.
The term “Vertical farming” was coined by Gilbert Ellis Bailey in 1915 in his book Vertical Farming. His use of the term differs from the current meaning – he wrote about farming with a special interest in soil origin, its nutrient content and the view of plant life as “vertical” life forms, specifically relating to root structures underground.  Modern usage refers to skyscrapers using some degree of natural light.


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