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- THE PITCH
The Vertical Farm (VF) is a urban indoor highrise farm that can grow food to feed urban populations in a sustainable way. Itís one of the most innovative solutions to the impending food and environmental crisises weíll see in the next 50 years.
Dr. Dickson Despommier at Columbia University has taken the lead in developing designs & building support for the VF, but we need to build one to show the world itís a viable solution, so lets do it in New York! We canít afford to wait for the city: letís make this happen now.
Only once weíve raised enough pledges for a developer to be able to build the VF (& the city agrees to the plan) will we pay our pledges.
Key VF benefits include
1. year-round indoor farming produces 4-6 times more food
2. all organic
3. dramatic reduction of fossil fuel use in farming: shipping, tractors, etc.
4. recycles water it uses
5. avoids weather-related crop failures
6. new jobs
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