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Vertical Farming. What Does Urban Agriculture Look Like?

CAUSES-TV: Sabine O’hara, Dean of the University of the District of Columbia College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability, and Environmental Sciences, sits down with urban agriculture consultant Penny McBride to addresses the question: “What does urban agriculture look like?”

Penny McBride co-founded and started Vertical Harvest in Jackson, Wyoming. The greenhouse occupies 1/10th of an acre at an elevation of more than 6,000 feet, but through hydroponics and a unique stacked design can grow the equivalent produce of 5 acres of farmland using traditional agriculture methods. Vertical Harvest has also designed its greenhouse and operating model to employ people with developmental disabilities.