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The Urban Farm: Sustainable Indoor Farming Provides Local Greens in Winter and Hope for the Future

December 18, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

By Susan Lee Hahn

Farm1FarmedHere has understandable bragging rights. They’re the first vertical farm in Chicago, the only USDA Organic Certified aquaponic indoor operation in the U.S., the world’s largest aquaponics system and a recent winner in the Chicago Innovation Awards in the up-and-comer category for startups. Not bad for a company that’s only a year old.
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Seeds of Change: Vertical Farming Comes to the South Side

June 10, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

When the global population first entered the billions, Napoleon was reshaping Europe, Beethoven and Haydn were contemporary musicians and the cutting edge in technology was the steamship. That population would double sometime between the World Wars and by the turn of the millennium, humanity numbered over six billion. Of course, we’re not done; estimates suggest that by the year 2050, a world census could come in somewhere between nine and ten billion.
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