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2018 Top 10 Hot List Category #6: Controlled Environment Agriculture 365 Days a Year: Vertical Soil-free Farming

on November 9, 2018 at 8:11 am under , , ,

Top 10 Hot List, 10 Categories, 10 Week Countdown

Take a look at installation number five in my 10-part series counting down our yearly “Greenroofs.com Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design” by category.

We inaugurated the “Top 10 Hot List” in 2007, and 2018 is packed with some very cool, awesome, and stunning projects located across six continents.

#6: Controlled Environment Agriculture

I presented my fast-paced and always fun whirlwind tour across the world of living architecture in New York in September at the 2018 CitiesAlive conference.  In order to try and keep to my 30-minute maximum presentation time, I removed several projects and slides, but I’m going to show them all here in this series.

Are you ready to be dazzled and inspired by some of the latest and greatest living architecture projects from across the global greenroof and greenwall industry?

I’ve already shown #10, 9, 8, & 7 – here’s the next one:

2018 Top 10 Hot List Category #6: Controlled Environment Agriculture 365 Days a Year:

Vertical Soil-free Farming

#6: Controlled Environment Agriculture

Controlling your environment to produce food through a wide variety of design options creates true sustainable, local urban ag.  All while reducing growing space on land, energy, and water while increasing local employment!

Acknowledgment to NYC-area Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) Pioneers

This is one of the most time-edited categories of my 2018 Top 10 Hot List at CitiesAlive in Brooklyn:

I had wanted to show these first two New York and New Jersey firms who were some of the true CEA forerunners before I got into the newbies, but had to cut them out.  So, here we go.

NOTE: I must say, however, that Lufa Farms based in Montreal certainly needs to be acknowledged as one of these CEA pioneers, too, along with others – perhaps in another post!

Growing on Air: AeroFarms

#6: Controlled Environment Agriculture

#6: Controlled Environment Agriculture

AeroFarms is providing fresh food and plenty of local employment!

 

Greenhouse Hydroponics on the Roof: Gotham Greens

#6: Controlled Environment Agriculture

#6: Controlled Environment Agriculture

Whether in Gotham City itself or elsewhere, Gotham Greens is producing plenty of crops on greenhouse rooftops!

 

(R)evolutionary Hydroponic Urban Farming: Infarm

#6: Controlled Environment Agriculture

#6: Controlled Environment Agriculture

You can support your own local food revolution with Infarm, either at the grocery store or in the comfort of your own place!

 

Hydroponic Eye for Space but with: Local Roots

#6: Controlled Environment Agriculture

#6: Controlled Environment Agriculture

Farming in outer space or in your own home, you should always consider Local Roots!

 

High-end in the Desert: Oasis Biotech

#6: Controlled Environment Agriculture

#6: Controlled Environment Agriculture

Even if you’re not in the Las Vegas luxury food market, you could benefit from the Oasis Biotech job creation!

 

Next Week: #5

That’s it for this week.  I hope you enjoyed category #6.  Read Greenroofs.com’s 2018 Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design Press Release to learn about all 10 categories.

Join me next week where I’ll present 2018 Top 10 Hot List category #5: Lushly Landscaped ‘Fractalized’ Terrace Towers.

Please do send me suggestions for next year’s Top 10 at [email protected]

 

Love the Earth, Plant a Roof or Wall ~ Linda S. Velazquez, ASLA, LEED AP, GRP

 

2018 Top 10 Hot List Categories So Far:
#7: Overstructure Greenroof Plazas: Green Spaces as Social Catalysts
#8: Sponge Infrastructure: Rebuilding Water Edge Development for Climate Change Resiliency
#9: Eco-Bling to Welcome & Inform
#10: Client Specific ‘Boutique’ Greenroofs & Greenwalls

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