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  • Share Your Vision of Vertical Farming
    Share Your Vision of Vertical Farming

    26/09/2018

    As part of the EU project, “Cultivating Engagement”, we would like to partner together with you to revision the concept of vertical farming! We would love to see and hear what you personally think of as vertical farming, and what images you associate with it. If you haven’t heard of vertical farming, that’s completely fine! We still value your opinion. Let us know what you think at our interactive survey http://revisionvf.org!

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  • July 5 event: Re-visioning Vertical Farming!
    July 5 event: Re-visioning Vertical Farming!

    20/06/2018

    Join us in this three-day citizen participation forum, as we invite you to share your vision of vertical farming through images, and to discuss with us the future of local and sustainable food systems. July 5th - 7th 2018 ∣ Deutsches Museum, Ehrensaal. Share with us your vision of vertical farming – an upcoming trend in urban food production!

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  • Making sense of the terms in Vertical Farming
    Making sense of the terms in Vertical Farming

    13/06/2018

    What exactly is vertical farming? I know that I picture stacked layers of plants sprouting in organised rows inside some big, bright warehouse. This isn’t quite wrong. Columbia emeritus professor Dickson Despommier is credited for making the term mainstream. 

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  • Challenge Accepted: Mini-Makeathon Vertical Farming Recap
    Challenge Accepted: Mini-Makeathon Vertical Farming Recap

    17/10/2018

    On Friday October 5th, sixteen young professionals and students from several Dutch (applied) universities came together at the Design Museum in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands, to think of their own food concept for vertically farmed produce. It was our very first Mini-Makeathon event, just in time for the Design Museum’s Food is Fiction exhibition and the 2018 Dutch Agricultural Food Week! 

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  • October 5th event: Mini-Makeathon
    October 5th event: Mini-Makeathon

    19/09/2018

    On October 5th, students and young professionals will come together at the Design Museum in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands to develop a new food concept for vertically farmed lettuce. The Mini-Makeathon is from 9.00 to 17.00. Registration is open until October 1st. 

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  • Help us analyse vertical farming on Twitter!
    Help us analyse vertical farming on Twitter!

    12/09/2018

    Since May 2017, the Cultivating Engagement team have been collecting tweets about vertical farming using some software specifically designed for Twitter research (Borra & Rieder 2014). Our Twitter dataset currently comprises over 50,000 tweets about vertical farming.

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  • Re-visioning Vertical Farming - Food for Thought
    Re-visioning Vertical Farming - Food for Thought

    05/09/2018

    Though it officially kicked off at the beginning of the year, the Vertical Farming project began to really ‘cultivate engagement’ at the start of July when it made its way to the Deutsches Museum in Munich for a three-day citizen participation forum.

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  • Is vertical farming really sustainable?
    Is vertical farming really sustainable?

    29/08/2018

    Vertical farming uses empty buildings to renew neglected neighborhoods, it uses less water than traditional agriculture, but how else can it be sustainable? Here are some advantages and limitations to vertical farming

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  • The origins of indoor vertical farming
    The origins of indoor vertical farming

    23/08/2018

    Do you know how your food produce was cultivated historically? 

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  • Vertical Farming – what’s the deal anyway?
    Vertical Farming – what’s the deal anyway?

    07/03/2018

    The word farming evokes a range of sentiments. For me, I see images of the sun shining on green, open fields with animals grazing about. Depending where you’re from, this scene may vary, but more or less, we probaby have a similar feel. Can the same be said when you instead hear vertical farming?

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