"Vertical farming is not about how much production you can possibly cram into a space. It’s about growing better food closer to market and maximizing your production as a function of the resources you invest, such as capital, light, water, energy, and labor." - Chris Michael, Bright Agrotech
What can you actually grow on vertical planes?
It's a vital question! Anyone considering a vertical farm should be planning out their crops as part of the process. As a farmer, you have to make sure that you can actually sell what you grow and that your production costs won't be too high.
Part of that is good crop choices.
Although choosing crops should be part of a whole feasibility study for your farm, we thought a guide on some of the best vertical crops for vertical farming would be helpful to people in the middle of the planning process.
Welcome to the ZipGrowing community! As you use your ZipGrow Towers you'll find that they're extremely versatile. In fact, growers all over the world keep coming up with new ways to use them. (Join the ZipGrower's Facebook Community to see what others are up to.)
Every grower starts at the same place however: planting!
If you know the basics, planting a ZipGrow Tower can be very fast. This makes gardening and farming with towers easier and saves farmers money on labor.
Growing with aquaponics can be a fantastic way to experience higher yields, better efficiency and healthier plants.
To function well, aquaponic systems depend on a complex and robust ecosystem to cycle nutrients and create balance between organisms and their environment.
One aspect of this type of production method that often gets overlooked is biological surface area (BSA) in aquaponics.
Over the past several months, we've seen a significant spike in press coverage surrounding a wide range of Agriculture Technology, or AgTech. From vertical farms to "crop surveillance drones" aimed at increasing yields and feeding our increasingly crowded planet.
Last week several of our team and a dozen Upstart Farmers attended the 3rd Annual Indoor Ag Con in Las Vegas.
Crowdfunding is all the rage these days, and for good reason; it has helped bring forth some innovative and high-impact products and services. Find out more about crowdfunding from the experts at Barnraiser, who joined us for a free webinar: Mastering Crowdfunding: How to Maximize Your Campaigns Success.