Produces food in or around cities.
Developers and suppliers of technology for urban and vertical farmers e.g. Lights, Production Systems, Nutrients;
Research Institutes, Universities, Govern-mental/Non- Govern-mental Organizations, Non Profit Organizations.
Consultants and advisors in hydroponics, building-integrated agriculture, greenhouse, perma-culture, vertical farming, urban agriculture.
Small in scale and size.
Small Medium Enterprise
More than one location or structure. 6+ employees.
Multiple locations or structures. 40+ employees.
The food production components are integrated at concept stage of the building design.
The food production components are retrofitted onto the existing building.
Rooftop farm add-on.
The food production components replace existing components of the building program.
On top of a roof.
Inside of a building.
Attached to the façade exterior or interior of a building.
Underneath a structure or below ground.
On the ground in or near a city.
Exposed to sunlight and the elements. e.g. A rooftop, open-air farm.
No natural sunlight. Plants are grown using other plant lighting technologies (TL, HPS, etc.)
Protected from the elements, but still uses sunlight as primary source of lighting and heating.
No natural sunlight. Plants are grown using LED plant lighting technologies.
Aeroponics is the process of growing plants in an air or mist environment without the use of soil or an aggregate medium.
Aquaponics combines aquaculture
with hydroponics in
a symbiotic environment.
Hydroponics is a method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions, in water, without soil.
Grown in a raised planter. Built into its context and not easily movable.
In easily movable containers.
Plants are grown on the surface directly and in soil with a depth of 6 inches or more.
Plants are grown on the surface directly and in soil with a depth of 6 inches or less.
Grow to share
Grow to wholesale
e.g. Commercial greenhouse or warehouse
Grow to teach
Grow to clean
Primary purpose is to treat air/water
Grow to prepare
Restaurants, cafeterias, home-use
Grow to retail
In/at market production
Grow to heal
Grow to develop
Main purpose is R&D