Vertical Farming as a Design Solution
• Minimizing the time needed so that even if our interaction with the garden is intermittent, we can enjoy the food and habitat provided.
• Providing buffers between the often harsh concrete environment of the city and our quality of life – particularly as climate extremes intensify
• Maximizing opportunities for young and old to create personal habitats, and grow along with their urban ‘jungles’.
•Reaching to the sky to optimize the sunlight and warmth of vertical walls. . .
• Using spaces to grow food synergistically, so that the other uses of those spaces (e.g recreation) are enhanced rather than crowded out
• Limiting distance, so that we are in more intimate daily contact with our gardens. This means we experience more of their benefits, and are better able to safely cycle resources to and through them.