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The Future Of Farming.

Vertical Farming is cultivating plant and animal life within a building with vertically inclined surfaces. The concept uses techniques similar to a glass building, where natural sunlight can be augmented with artificial lighting.

 

Redbarn.Farm provide ecosystems that take this process to a whole new dimension. The building has spiral runways for plants and cascading ponds for fish, all in a completely controlled environment. Some major advantages over row-crop farming are:

 

  • The growing medium from which the plant gets its start.

  • The temperatures and humidity control for ideal and sustained growth.

  • All natural nutrients to enrich the plants.

  • Natural and artificial lighting to meet the needs of the plants.

  • Carbon Dioxide for the leaves and Oxygen to the roots.

  • Wind velocities to build strength and fiber.

  • Pest control without insecticide chemicals.

  • No need to manipulate or control undesirable vegetation (weeds) with chemical herbicides.

  • No use of "Roundup Ready" crops.

  • No Genetically Modified food production (crops or livestock).

  • Create an urban agricultural opportunity.

  • Reduce transport costs.

  • Cheaper solutions than traditional farming. No expensive large heavy equipment needed (i.e. fruits, vegetables, fish, poultry, eggs, dairy products, pork, beef and organic fertilizer.

  • Sustainable electricity production for operations.

  • Significant reduction in the overall carbon footprint.

  • Jobs creation with local year round employment opportunities.

  • Production and harvest 365 days per year.

Traditional Farming

Traditional Farming has been accomplished on plots of land both small and large all over the world. The traditional farmer plowed his open field, planted his seeds, irrigated his land and applied fertilizers and insecticides. He would then harvest his crops and would take them to market usually many miles away. All of this using fuel-burning and polluting tractors and trucks.

 

This type of farming requires large parcels of farmland away from the city to produce enough crops to feed the needs of the people. Water is wasted thru evaporation. Plants are not fresh and are losing their nutritional value because of the time it takes to get them to market. 

 

 

What Is Future Farming?

Future Farming technologies coupled with the use of formulated nutrients have revolutionized the production of food. Now massive amounts of high quality nutritional food can be grown on just a few acres by growing vertically. Future Farms has taken this to a whole new dimension in farming that is unique. A round building with spiral runways for plants and cascading spiral ponds for fish. All in a completely controlled and energy efficient environment.

 

Unlike most hydroponic and aquaponic operations that require large areas and a multitude of pumps and systems, Future Farms relies on what nature has given us in the form of gravity. Water is pumped to the top of the building and then gravity allows it to flow down thru the spiral runs nourishing and moving the plants and fish along as they grow.

 

When the plants and fish reach the bottom of the building they are already in the processing area and can be immediately processed and shipped to local markets. There is no need for conveyors or automated systems and labor is minimal. 

 

 

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