The online version of The Toronto Star has an interesting article about the future and possibilities of urban agriculture. Skyfarming as it’s called, is a continuing work in progress to build sky scrapers that house hydroponic systems in each of its 59 stories. The architect, Gordon Graff, predicts that one building could sustain and feed 50,000 people a year. While this may not seem like such a great solution for a huge city like Toronto, consider the impact of multiple Skyfarms built together.
The self sustaining building would convert 50% of the methane waste into renewable energy and there’s even an effort to filter sewage into clean water for the 59 stories of plants.
Read more at The Toronto Star.