16 July 2011: Prof Dickson Despommier is the leading writer on Vertical Farming. He is on his way to Manchester to view a real adaptive re-use project for a Manchester warehouse. So on Saturday afternoon he dropped in first to Nottingham to deliver his lecture in the Plant Sciences building at the Sutton Bonington Campus.
It was a full house, and it was very well received and he followed with a seminar for those who wanted to take it further. Every year that we have done tall buildings we have had a selection of students studying vertical farming, or hydroponic culture or aquaponics - we had many this year, for sites in London, Abu Dhabi and Singapore.