What are the benefits of vertical farms?



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    There are actually many benefits to vertical farming:

    1. Year-round crop production.
    2. Eliminates agricultural runoff.
    3. Significantly reduces use of fossil fuels (farm machines and transport of crops).
    4. Makes use of abandoned or unused properties.
    5. No weather-related crop failures.
    6. Offers the possibility of sustainability for urban centers.
    7. Converts black and gray water to drinking water by collecting the water of transevaporation.
    8. Adds energy back to the grid via methane generation using inedible parts of crop plants.
    9. Creates new urban employment opportunities.
    10. Reduces the risk of infection from agents transmitted at the agricultural interface.
    11. Returns farmland to nature, helping to restore ecosystem functions and services.
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    Another benefit of vertical farming is that crops will be spared from natural weather disasters, such as tornadoes and hurricanes. In terms of transportation, there is a much lower amount of physical transportation to get the food from the producer to the consumer, which is beneficial to people and the environment. 

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    Vertical farming on the outside of buildings can also save a great deal of money used for temperature control by providing insulation. In colder times of year, vertically grown plants keep a building warmer; in warmer months, they keep a building cooler.

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