Rich hipsters in urban farming and terminator crops as pest control in vertical farms

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Two articles flew across my radar this Valentine’s Day and President’s Day weekend and I think you’ll find them pretty interesting.

Hipster Farmers and
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More info than you ever wanted to start your vertical farm

As part of our dedication to giving you more information about vertical farming than anywhere else on the web, here’s an absolutely MONSTROUS post. It’s like a free book about vertical farming, and if you want more just like it, sign up here.

Starting a vertical farm is a difficult but exciting proposition. Luckily JJ Reidy, CEO of the Urban Pastoral Collective, has helped us come up with a step-by-step approach to do just that. Why would such a talented social entrepreneur share his secrets? He just shrugged it off when I asked him about risks. “It’s about owning who I am; a cultivator.” With JJ’s insight, in this post we tackle:

  • The Rust Belt Hypothesis of Vertical Farming
  • His Step-By-Step Process for starting a vertical farm
  • Pursuing a passion
  • JJ’s number 1 tip for getting funding
  • BoxUp quick stats (financial info gold mine!)
  • Why craft beer competition is like vertical farming competition
  • Why a rooftop beats a warehouse

Step-by-Step Start Your Vertical Farm
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