The SKY'S the limit
Vertical farming has gone from idea to reality in a remarkably short period of time. Few people thought it could be done, much less done commercially at a profit. Today, every major city in the world is either expanding their vertical farms or getting ready to incorporate them. We live in exciting times.
There are still challenges that have to be overcome before vertical farming becomes a cornerstone of agriculture. However, those challenges are small hurdles which will be overcome with increasing interest and investment in sustainability, ecological conservation, clean energy, and smarter infrastructure.
It is my belief that vertical farms are more than just a supply chain improvement. They are an incredible use of limited space and resources. As time goes on they will become even better, perhaps even become like gardens where people can roam around and pick the produce they want themselves.
“With a partnership that includes 15 nations and with 68 nations currently using the ISS (International Space Station) in one way or another, this unique orbiting laboratory is a clear demonstration of the benefits to humankind that can be achieved through peaceful global cooperation.”
— Charles Bolden & John Holdren
“In the history of humanity, there have been many languages, including French, that have served as universal languages: Latin, Chinese, Arabic, and more. Yet none of them ever ruled the world the way English does today…
English is becoming a universal language such as humans have never had before.”
— Minae Mizumura
“When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for; and let us think, as we lay stone on stone, that a time is to come when those stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, ‘See! This our father did for us.’”
— John Ruskin
“And it is an interesting biological fact that all of us have, in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch it, we are going back from whence we came.”
— John F. Kennedy