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How Vertical Farming Would Work in DC
By: Evan Bromfield, Founder at the Urban Vertical Project
Vertical farming would grow as much food as possible, for as many people as possible, and as close to where they live as possible.
It’s a bright future, tinted green, and it would work wonders for DC. Sustainable DC, the city’s initiative to promote environmentally friendly urbanism, is already pushing us in the right direction. Laws like DC council members David Grosso’s and Mary Cheh’s Urban Agriculture and Food Security Act of 2014 are just the next logical tipping point.
Sustainability stops the bleeding, but it does nothing to improve the human experience.
“The truth is,” says John Hansen, founder of the Paradigm Project, “you can have a sustainable dictatorship.” In other words, you can maintain a bad situation indefinitely. John is full of pithy quotes like these, and is probably more than a little responsible for the leading line of this story (my notes from our conversation were a bit fragmented at that point “Sustainable X blood — humanity”).