Living in a highly urbanized place brings its own set of advantages and disadvantages. One of the most prominent disadvantages would be the inability to start planting greens or cultivate farms. Due to the tiny space also as other minor factors involved in living in an urban place, residents find it quite impossible to even start a mini garden. However, in Singapore, this is no longer impossible thanks to vertical farming.
WHAT IS VERTICAL FARMING?
This type of agriculture is a practice under urban agriculture that allows people to plant fresh produce in vertically plie layers. Though there are several ways on how this can be implemented depending on the location where you want to start farming vertically, most are not very difficult to maintain and use. Here are some of the perks that you can get from implementing vertical farming in Singapore.
GROW FRESH PRODUCE WITH ONLY a LITTLE SPACE NEEDED
Since horizontal space is mostly occupy in Singapore, using the method of farming vertically is a wise way to produce food even in buildings or high-roofed areas. Sky Greens has developed a technology using a vertical system that is a low carbon and hydraulic water-driven. This system is the first in the world. It allows maximum yield in fresh produce with just a small amount of water, natural resources, and energy. At home, this farming method can also be implement using farming rails.
FUTURE OF URBAN COUNTRIES
Countries like Singapore mostly import food from other countries as growing it is quite difficult. With vertical farming methods implement, food can be homegrown and importing can be lessen. In addition, this can even create a cleaner environment as well as contribute to decreasing global warming and climate change.
INCREASE PRODUCTION OF CROPS
Another known benefit of vertical farming is the increase in crop yield. Compared to growing crops the old way, you will be able to double or even triple your crop yield since vertical farming allows you to plant more – from the ground up. In addition, you will also be able to produce any crop all year round.
LOWER RISK OF WEATHER DAMAGE
Unlike traditional farming that is often done outdoors, vertical farming implements indoors. In this sense, there is a lower risk of experiencing weather damages such as flooding, extreme weather temperature, and the likes.
Vertical farming is a great way to do farming even in a highly urbanized location. However, you need to make sure that you know all of the basics so you can be sure to grow healthy crops.