Welcome to the Food Access and Reclamation Model
SUSTAINABLE VERTICAL LIFE FARMING
The world population is increasing day by day. More food will be needed to feed the increasing population. If traditional farming practices continue, we may not be able to fulfil the increasing demand. A potential solution to meet demand would be vertical farming which takes advantage of empty vertical space. Instead of having a single layer of crops over a large land area, vertical farming has stacks of crops growing upwards. It grows leafy greens in stacked rows that reach to the ceiling without the need for natural sunlight or soil. The grow time through vertical farming is normally half of that by traditional farming.
Plants need a lot of light for photosynthesis. The vertical farming uses LED lights which are not only very efficient at plan growth, but also allow farmers to control growth through light settings.
Aeroponics is a technological leap forward from traditional hydroponics. It is a way of growing plants without soil and with very little water. Plants can be grown vertically or horizontally using this method. It uses both water and air to produce more colorful, better tasting, better smelling, and incredibly nutritious vegetables. Aeroponics vertical farming grows plants without soil. The roots are suspended and sprayed with water and nutrient solution. This process can save water because the nutrient mix is fully recycled within the aeroponics systems design.
The F.A.R.M. is a Las Vegas-based company that specializes in vertical farming and related technology. The founder of this company is Alaric Overbey. His vision for his company includes better food security, reduction of food deserts (difficult to buy fresh produce) and sustainability education for kids in the food challenged areas. The main goal of this company is to educate people about vertical farming and increase public awareness about what they are eating. The F.A.R.M. is consistently working to eliminate food deserts and provide for the less fortunate communities through a hands on vertical farming experience. The company is always ready to accept the challenges of food equality by improving the living standards through innovation, technology, and high-end produce.