Imagine a world where every city has its own local food source grown in the safest way possible, where no drop of water or particle of light is wasted, and where a simple elevator ride can transport you to nature's grocery store-imagine the world of the vertical farm. When Columbia professor Dickson Despommier set out to solve America's food, water, and energy crises, he didn't just think big-he thought up. In this groundbreaking book, he explains how the vertical farm will have an incredible impact on changing the face of this planet for generations.
Dr. Dickson Despommier spent 38 years as aprofessor of microbiology and public health in environmental health sciences at Columbia. He has addressed audiences at leading universities, including Harvard and MIT, has been invited to speak at the United Nations and has also been asked by the governements of China, India, Mexico, Brazil, Canada, and Korea to work on their environmental problems.