Red quinoaHosts: Dickson Despommier and Vincent Racaniello

Dickson and Vincent read listener email about urban agriculture, hydroponics, aquaponics, underground vertical farms, climate change, and more.

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Green Spirit FarmsHosts: Dickson Despommier and Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Milan Kluko and Daniel Kluko

Dickson and Vincent speak with Milan and Daniel Kluko, owners of Green Spirit Farms, a sustainable vertical farm in New Buffalo, Michigan.

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James with lettuce

James Cannon inspects transplants and baby greens inside of a GreenFarms A&M Research & Development Grow Chamber.

Hosts: Dickson Despommier and Vincent Racaniello

Guest: James Cannon

Dickson and Vincent speak with James Cannon, Chief of Horticulture at Green Farms A&M, about how his company produces food indoors.

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Eric and James

James Cannon (Chief of Horticulture) and Eric Diamond (Director of Operations) Showing the scale of a Grow Chamber at a GreenFarms A&M Research and Development facility.
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Lettuce Shelf

Mesclun ready for harvest at an Upright Farms Inc. Research and Development facility.
Photo credit: James Cannon

 

Basil on unit

Genovese basil ready for harvest in 6 weeks at an Upright Farms Inc. Research and Development facility. Photo credit: James Cannon

 

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HydrostackerHosts: Dickson Despommier and Vincent Racaniello

Dickson and Vincent continue their discussion of the science of indoor farming.

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Bog bodies of the Iron Age (Nova)

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Pasona O2Hosts: Dickson Despommier and Vincent Racaniello

Dickson and Vincent provide an overview of the technologies that allow the practice of indoor farming.

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Practical Hydroponics and Greenhouses

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ChristopheInquiring Minds podcast

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Blake KurasekHosts: Dickson Despommier and Vincent Racaniello

Dickson and Vincent discuss how the vertical farm concept was developed and where it stands today.

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Big Ideas (YouTube)

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Chongming CountyHosts: Dickson Despommier and Vincent Racaniello

Dickson and Vincent talk about why and how farming practices will change.

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The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

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US Drought Maps – 2014

US drought maps

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California drought and cropsHosts: Dickson Despommier and Vincent Racaniello

Dickson and Vincent continue their brief history of farming with a discussion of farming after the Dust Bowl.

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Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

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steam powered plowHosts: Dickson Despommier and Vincent Racaniello

Dickson and Vincent discuss the effects of industrialization on the development of farming.

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Photographs of Dorothea Lange

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Origins of agricultureHosts: Dickson Despommier and Vincent Racaniello

Dickson and Vincent launch their new podcast with a discussion of the early origins of farming.

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Origins of agriculture

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