More High Rise Food

by Scott Smith

Agro-Housing building

Another design for high rise farming is getting attention and awards. Here’s a quote that stops me in my tracks:

The irrigation is automatic, the greenhouse is sealed against insects and there is no need for pesticide, and the windows provide the light and heat necessary for growth”.

Uh… what about pollination? Sure, you can plop some bee hives inside the greenhouses, but what about the fact that domestic bees are inefficient pollinators without the interference of wild bee populations?