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The term vertical garden refers to any kind of construction and support structure for growing plants in an upwards-directed, vertical way and thereby efficiently and productively making use of the existing space for food or other kind of plant production. A huge variety of different designs and concepts are available including greywater towers, green walls or living walls. The reuse of different composts (e.g. compost, vermicompost or terra preta) from household wastes and reclaimed water (e.g. greywater) or urine can be considered in vertical gardening allowing to enhance food production and to close the nutrient and water cycle at a local level.

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  1. Abstract, ACTA Scientific Agriculture, 2019 Horizontal agriculture is confronting with major challenges and the most importantly, decrease in per capita land availability as well as agricultural production. In addition to this, the two dimensional traditional farming is unable to meet the food...
  2. 2011-04-26 Accented with photographs of the author's own vertical methods, trellised plants, hanging planters, container gardens, and plant towers,Vertical Gardeningshows how beautiful, productive, and rewarding a vertical garden can be.
  3. Ugandans are finding creative solutions to the growing challenges of urbanisation. Urban farms in Kampala, Uganda, make the most of their limited space. When Martin Agaba realised his urban farm had run out of space, he decided the solution was not to expand outwards but upwards. “We realised we...
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  5. This purpose of this blog post is to disentangle some of the many intertwined concepts here:urban, indoorandverticalfarming. The diagram below is one attempt at showing how several different forms of food production can be classified as urban, indoor, vertical or a combination. I’ll outline some...
  6. As of 2004, approximately 800 million hectares of land were in use for food production – approximating an area equivalent to Brazil (1), and allowing for the harvesting of an ample food supply for the majority of a human population approaching 6.3 billion. These land-use estimates include grazing...
  7. The term vertical garden refers to any kind of construction and support structure for growing plants in an upwards-directed, vertical way and thereby efficiently and productively making use of the existing space for food or other kind of plant production. A huge variety of different designs and...
  8. A Ugandan initiative is training groups of marginalised, landless women in vertical farming and vermi-composting to raise incomes and increase food security in the country’s capital. Over 880 women from Ugandan slums are producing food crops, such as beans, eggplants,nakatti(a popular green...