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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How Vertical Farming Would Work In DC

The Urban Vertical Project is getting around. Check out this guest post published on Rooting DC and learn about the latest and greatest in vertical farming here

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.

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