Could 'Farming Pods' Be The Water Towers of the Future?

Artist Natalie Jeremijenko's farming pods could be perched atop skylines in the future as a sustainable method of rooftop farming. They will grow fruits and vegetables in hydroponic chambers, allowing sunlight through a clear plastic skin.

No longer will produce have to be transported hundreds or thousands of miles to reach dinner tables across the country. Instead, these futuristic pods will perch above buildings, recycling the water and air used below.

Popular Mechanics thinks Jeremijenko's idea could have a leg up on other urban farming ideas: "Her fixtures may be more economical than other urban farm concepts because they take up real estate that otherwise goes unused, and unlike other urban farm designs, they can pack in the plants, because everything, from the integrated systems to their bubble shape, is a slave to efficiency."

Full Story: The Future of Urban Agriculture

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