Archive for 08/08/2014


WP_20140807_017I’ve just returned from a week away in coastal Suffolk and had only limited access to the internet. While there I must have passed 100,000 hits on Old School Garden

I’m not sure (even remotely) how many pebbles there are in this picture of Orford Ness and its lighthouse, but I’d guess a few more than that. Still, nice to have logged the first 100k views since I started the blog back in December 2012.

Thanks to all my blog followers, both dedicated and casual!

Old School Gardener

One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?

ID-100257129Indoor, vertical, hydroponic, urban. Whatever you want to call them, these high-tech farms are popping up all over the world from office buildings in Japan to research laboratories in the Netherlands to O’Hare International airport in Chicago, and even your own home. Here we talk about what they are, how they can revolutionise the food industry and what the major drawbacks are.

Introducing indoor farming

Access to arable land and fresh water is declining, traditional commercial farming methods are environmentally unsustainable and climate change is becoming less of a threat and more of a reality. In the face of these challenges we must produce enough food to feed a growing population, many of whom are chronically hungry. Some believe the answer lies in a radical transformation of our food production systems, namely indoor farming, a method that can reduce the inefficiency and waste (e.g. of water or of crops)…

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