Organic Indoor and Outdoor Vertical FarmingMay Yee
The world’s population is anticipated to expand to 9.7 billion people by 2050, making feeding each individual a tremendous issue. Each day, we lose agricultural land as a result of industrialisation and urbanisation for new developments. Thus, scientists are concern for the decreasing arable farmland in the future and the growth of our food. Many people trust that vertical farming is the solution to this problem. So, is vertical farming the agricultural future?
What is indoor and outdoor vertical farming?
Vertical farming is the agricultural method of growing vegetables on top of each other instead of in conventional horizontal rows. Indoor and outdoor vertical farming method conserves space, leading to a greater crop production per square foot of area covered. Vertical farms would not require soil and are hence not limited to a single geographical area such as the produce grown in an enclosed outdoor space such as E-Farm. So, crops can then be grown hydroponically, aeroponically, and sometimes aquaponically. As indoor vertical farming such as E-Farm’s partner that grows nutritious lettuce, often grows the produce in a warehouse, in which they can regulate the climatic conditions at the most optimum for crops to thrive.
This is why both process of vertical farming would feed more individuals than conventional agriculture as they produce 75 times greater food per square foot. It also employs zero pesticides or fungicides, resulting in healthier and better produce. Vertical farms also significantly cut water consumption because indoor farms require 90% less water.
How does it work?
Firstly, vertical farming involves the growth of crops in stacked layers in a tower life structure. For indoor vertical farming, it combines normal and artificial lights to preserve the ideal light level within the room. Advances such as turning beds are utilised to make strides in lighting proficiency in order to develop better crops. Moreover, rather than soil, aeroponic, aquaponic or hydroponic developing mediums are used. Peat moss or coconut husks and comparative non-soil mediums are exceptionally common in vertical cultivating.
Why you should support it?
Vertical cultivating may be a very promising future nourishment source since space can be utilised very effectively to create huge sums of vegetables and fruits. Why not support these alternative ways of farming that will benefit the future of crop productivity that would help millions of people while preserving our earth’s land.
Try out our healthy and scrumptious vegetables grown in an outdoor vertical farm by adding them to your cart. You can put your health first and support the environment by purchasing E-Farm’s vegetables with our partner’s produce. Try out that new recipe or enjoy our juicy and naturally grown fruits on their own!