Have a look at this video from Forbes Asia, presenting Farm66, a high-tech urban farm co-founded by Gordon Tam. Since 2013, Farm66 has been developing and practising the concept of urban farming. Through patented in-house innovations, such as “Multi-layer Vertical Planting (MVP) structure”, “Soilless Hydroponics Farming (SHF) techniques”, “Indoor Aquaponics Farming Eco-system (IAFE)”, “Energy-efficient LED Wavelength Farming” and “Cloud-based Farming Parameters (CFP) monitoring”, Farm66 grows quality vegetables locally and efficiently by taking farming indoors.
Farm66 is committed to provide stable, high-quality, eco-organic and healthy agricultural products in scalable farming factory through active research and development of an efficient sustainable urban farming model and scientific industrial applications of agricultural production pattern. This indoor aquaponics farming eco-system is self-contained, contamination free and environmental friendly. It is free of weather impact, birds’ problems, pests and bacteria and huge space requirements. It can greatly improve local agricultural self-sufficiency rate and awareness of healthy food culture.
Other Cities Urban Farms’ Striving according to Agritecture:
Much like NYC, Atlanta has been leading the urban agricultural revolution by being the first major city to hire an Urban Agricultural Director. Former Mayor Kasim Reed acknowledged urban agriculture as a movement that can help “eliminate food deserts” and improve “access to healthy food options”. Not only this, urban farms have provided outdoor classrooms for STEM education and food access for low-income neighborhoods.
Along with the Mayor’s Office of Atlanta, Agritecture had the pleasure of hosting the Aglanta Conference, a gathering to showcase urban and controlled environment agriculture (CEA) innovation, foster community engagement, and generate economic development.
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