This is amazing! I wonder though, if we traveled 1000 years into the future, whether or not all farming might be like this. At the rate at which we are consuming all of our natural resources, without any concern for the future, it seems as though, we could have skyscraper farms because there is no natural farmland left. Maybe I have just read too many dystopias. For now, man we could really feed some people this way.
“Edel was interested in ways of bringing back manufacturing jobs to the city,” explains Melanie Hoekstra, director of operations at The Plant. The building is uniquely suited to food production; it contains food-grade materials (these allow for legal and safe food preparation) because of its meatpacking history. Instead of combining farming with other types of manufacturing, The Plant is sticking entirely to food—and lots of it.
A Meatpacking Plant Transformed Into A Vertical Farm
This is really cool. I feel like if I brought together all my creative and knowledgeable friends we would have enough diversity to do something like this. DIBS on the mushroom farm!