Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Farms in a Box

This week we are featuring a story from CNN that was shared last summer, but is still a hot topic. It takes a look at some innovators who are farming in boxes. There is a short article, but also includes a two minute video that explains how the systems work and what is being grown. Check out the linked video and article and then use the discussion points to engage in conversations around the globe!

Farms in a Box

Discussion Points

  • Compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of producing vegetables and food in this manner. 
  • Explain how the "farm in a box" work,
  • What role does technology play in these freight farms?
  • How could this method of farming help address the issue of food insecurity?
  • How would this method of farming be perceived in your local community? Explain.
  • Brainstorm other methods similar to this that could be used in agriculture. Share these ideas and discuss the possibilities!

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