Image credit: Rob Deutscher (Flickr)
Image credit: Rob Deutscher (Flickr)

As cities grow ever bigger, and more rural land gets taken over, it will become more important to grow food within the city. We like to think more people will have their own personal aquaponic farms on their roof, or that colony’s will have their own aquaponic systems to start growing their own food.

But we’re also fascinated by the new wave of architects and city planners who are taking to vertical farming by using hydroponics to incorporate wildlife into buildings.

Check out the video below. Can you imagine the cities of India in the future having ‘living walls’ like this?

What do you think? Is this a passing fad, or could this be the real future of urban food production?

Pippa Woodhead
Written by Pippa Woodhead
Being a health-nut, London born Pippa has struggled to adjust to the lack of availability of lettuce and kale since re-locating to India. Previously naive to the extent of the worlds food struggles, she has now become obsessed with sustainability in food production and especially in India where it needs it the most (plus she’s also hoping to get her hands on some kale any day now). When she’s not writing for Aquaponics in India, she is usually found with her head in a book or in the kitchen experimenting with new vegetarian recipes.