Grahame Dunling

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Grahame Dunling
Posted over 3 years ago
vertical farming for feeding the world of the 21st century
I have developed a system that is based on a commercial growing facility but can be scaled from a container size upto as large as you want , Height wise we can go to 6 meters higher if needed but I would not reccommend it., But trying to get funding is hard and it upsets me when I see millions wasted on pie in the sky systems that will not work commercially.
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Grahame Dunling
Posted over 3 years ago
vertical farming for feeding the world of the 21st century
I Installed a Vertical Growing system at Paignton Zoo ( UK ) for growing salads for the animals that works fine with no lighting, But if done as a commercial venture then we would have a light tunnel for the plants to pass through. In commercial horticulture there are growers who grow crops vertically and by this I mean salad crops such as Lettuce, Pac-Choi and herbs ,. What is often called Vertical growing is crops such as Tomatoes, Cucumbers Peppers ect. Vertical growing on the side of buildings is called living walls, if you grow lettuce herbs ect on these then yes they will grow but for them to be supplied to major outlets in the UK the specifacation would not be upto standard. This would be because the plants would grow out and then uptowards the light and then have a bend on them, Stupid I know but the UK are the worst in the world for doing as we are told even if others do it better. As mentioned I do Vertical growing systems and in the UK there is no help but in the other parts of the world there is grants and help for this .
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Grahame Dunling
Posted over 3 years ago
vertical farming for feeding the world of the 21st century
Julie I saw it first hand as I went out to see if there was a way in which we could get them producing food again, as you say it is disgusting that we as so called civilised treat the third world in this way and cover it up. When siemans make huge claims on there wind farms how can they justify the loss of life . Well time to get of my soap box no one listens and I can not change the world.
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Grahame Dunling
Posted over 3 years ago
vertical farming for feeding the world of the 21st century
Julie Geothermal can and is used in some horticultural nurserys with the water going round fixed pipes on a closed loop system. Small units can be run by wind and solar but there is a need for large battery back up. Also as I found out the Magnets used in wind turbines are derived from Mongolia and the metal used to make them is killing thousands of people as it has polluted the land and the main river which feeds the local farm land. So although we are energy saving and saving the planet to do this we are killing thousands of innocent people. we just do not make this point public.so for every solution there is pollution.
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Grahame Dunling
Posted over 3 years ago
vertical farming for feeding the world of the 21st century
Hi Lindsay have you looked at my web-site www.verticalgrowing .co.uk I have now added that I was Farm of the year awards for 1998/9 for sustainable growing. We used |Biological control for pest and we used no chemicals or spraysWe also introduced assured produce which meant that if a customer bought our produce from ASDA we could tell them which green house it came out of and even who picked it. We produced 5 tons of Cherry tomatoes each week and we could colour and size grade 2,500 tomatoes each minute.
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Grahame Dunling
Posted over 3 years ago
vertical farming for feeding the world of the 21st century
Hi , I am alway amazed at how people do not know how far advanced Hydroponic growing is In 1998 I was put forward for Farm of the year for growing Cherry Tomatoes Hydroponically without Pesticides or any herbicides and using Biological control. Read here http://verticalgrowing.co.uk/default.aspx I have grown crops inside a building commercally and also used Vertical growing. Before people say it someday could be done remember it more than likely has been done. Commercial growers are growing crops Vertically in glasshouses and sealed Buildings and have been for years. We are not talking skyscrapers or fancy designs we are talking designs that work on a crop production basis.