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Hosts: Dickson Despommier and Vincent Racaniello

Dickson defines the term 'vertical farm': a high-tech greenhouse that is stacked on top of itself, transforming it into a multi-story growing space.

 

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Direct download: UrbAg025.mp3
Category:science -- posted at: 2:27pm EDT

Hosts: Dickson Despommier and Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Joel Cuello

Dickson and Vincent speak with Professor Joel Cuello about his work on engineering of sustainable biological and agricultural innovations, including bioregenerative space life support, crop hydroponics, plant tissue culture, micropropagation, and industrial mass production of algae and plant cell and microbial cultures.

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Direct download: UrbAg024.mp3
Category:science -- posted at: 8:30am EDT

Hosts: Dickson Despommier and Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Gene Giacomelli

Dickson and Vincent speak with Professor Gene Giacomelli about his work on controlled environment plant production systems research, design, development and applications.

 

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Direct download: UrbAg023.mp3
Category:science -- posted at: 7:13pm EDT

Hosts: Dickson Despommier and Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Clare Miflin

Dickson and Vincent speak with architect Clare Miflin about biomimicry - innovation inspired by nature - and environmentally sound building practices. 

 

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Direct download: UrbAg022.mp3
Category:science -- posted at: 11:19am EDT

Hosts: Dickson Despommier and Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Gregory Kiss

Dickson and Vincent speak with architect Gregory Kiss about how to build self-sustaining urban buildings.

 

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Direct download: UrbAg021.mp3
Category:science -- posted at: 1:37pm EDT

Hosts: Dickson Despommier and Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Ed Horton and Danielle Horton

Dickson and Vincent speak with Ed and Danielle Horton from Urban Produce, which uses a high-density vertical indoor growing system which they hope to implement all over the world.

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Direct download: UrbAg020.mp3
Category:science -- posted at: 5:05pm EDT

Hosts: Dickson Despommier and Vincent Racaniello

Dickson and Vincent review recent developments in indoor farming, and catch up with the backlog of listener questions and comments.

 

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Direct download: UrbAg019.mp3
Category:science -- posted at: 1:22pm EDT

Hosts: Dickson Despommier and Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Caleb Harper

Dickson and Vincent speak with Caleb Harper about the Open Agriculture initiative at the MIT Media Lab.

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Direct download: UrbAg018.mp3
Category:science -- posted at: 9:22am EDT

Hosts: Dickson Despommier and Vincent Racaniello

Dickson and Vincent review recent entrants into the growing discipline of urban agriculture.

 

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Direct download: UrbAg017.mp3
Category:science -- posted at: 9:01am EDT

Hosts: Dickson Despommier and Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Penny McBride and Nona Yehia

Dickson and Vincent speak with the founders of Vertical Harvest, an indoor farm in Jackson, Wyoming.

 

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Direct download: UrbAg016.mp3
Category:science -- posted at: 1:24pm EDT