Finding a place to plant a garden or to raise crops near cities is becoming increasingly difficult. A new solution is taking shape around the world that promise to reduce transportation costs for food and increase the availability of fresh grown produce. Vertical Vegetecture is the combining of architecture and agriculture. Gardens and farming have traditionally been limited to the 2 dimension offered by land, but now gardens are going 3D, climbing towards the sky. This series of 16 designs shows how architects, city planners, and agricultural experts envision the future. New buildings can integrate growing areas to allow residents to grow their own food. Entire buildings can be constructed for the sole purpose of urban farming, multiplying the growing surface available with each added floor.
While Vertical Vegetecture will never replace traditional farming, it does bring fresh food closer to the consumer and provides an opportunity for urban dwellers to grab onto the joy of gardening.