Urban Agriculture

Urban Agriculture
By Vincent Racaniello
About this podcast
Urban Agriculture is a podcast about the Third Green Revolution. Brought to you by Dickson Despommier and Vincent Racaniello.
Latest episodes
Nov. 10, 2017
Hosts: Dickson Despommier and Vincent Racaniello Dickson provides an updates on progress towards establishing long-term, sustainable, local, safe food systems based on indoor farming. Links for this episode Pumpkin genome sequenced (SciDaily) The Next Big Thing(s) Seeds and Chips A Farm Grows in the City (WSJ) Plenty Square Roots Infarm Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center (Wikipedia) Letters read on Urban Agriculture 27 Send your questions and comments to [email protected]
Oct. 18, 2016
Hosts: Dickson Despommier and Vincent Racaniello Guest: Robert Colangelo Dickson and Vincent speak with Robert Colangelo, founding farmer and CEO of Green Sense Farms, the world's largest commercial indoor vertical farm.  Links for this episode Green Sense Farms Green Sense Radio Letters read on Urban Agriculture 26 This episode is sponsored by CuriosityStream, a subscription streaming service that offers over 1,400 documentaries and non­fiction series from the world’s best filmmakers. Get unlimited access starting at just $2.99 a month, and for our audience, the first two months are completely free if you sign up at curiositystream.com/microbe and use the promo code MICROBE. This episode is also brought to you by Drobo, a family of safe, expandable, yet simple to use storage arrays. Drobos are designed to protect your important data forever. Visit www.drobo.com to learn more. Listeners can save $100 on a Drobo system at drobostore.com by using the discount code Microbe100. Send your questions and comments to [email protected]
Sept. 2, 2016
Hosts: Dickson Despommier and Vincent Racaniello Dickson defines the term 'vertical farm': a high-tech greenhouse that is stacked on top of itself, transforming it into a multi-story growing space.   Links for this episode GreenTech Amsterdam The Man Who Planted Trees by Jean Giono Rewilding the World by Caroline Fraser Carbon farming This episode is sponsored by CuriosityStream, a subscription streaming service that offers over 1,400 documentaries and non­fiction series from the world’s best filmmakers. Get unlimited access starting at just $2.99 a month, and for our audience, the first two months are completely free if you sign up at curiositystream.com/microbe and use the promo code MICROBE. This episode is also brought to you by Drobo, a family of safe, expandable, yet simple to use storage arrays. Drobos are designed to protect your important data forever. Visit www.drobo.com to learn more. Listeners can save $100 on a Drobo system at drobostore.com by using the discount code Microbe100. Send your questions and comments to [email protected]
June 23, 2016
Hosts: Dickson Despommier and Vincent Racaniello Guest: Joel Cuello Dickson and Vincent speak with Professor Joel Cuello about his work on engineering of sustainable biological and agricultural innovations, including bioregenerative space life support, crop hydroponics, plant tissue culture, micropropagation, and industrial mass production of algae and plant cell and microbial cultures. Links for this episode Controlled environment agriculture World without walls (pdf) 10 tips for engineering students Realizing algal biofuels full potential Image credit This episode is sponsored by CuriosityStream, a subscription streaming service that offers over 1,400 documentaries and non­fiction series from the world’s best filmmakers. Get unlimited access starting at just $2.99 a month, and for our audience, the first two months are completely free if you sign up at curiositystream.com/microbe and use the promo code MICROBE. Send your questions and comments to [email protected]
May 14, 2016
Hosts: Dickson Despommier and Vincent Racaniello Guest: Gene Giacomelli Dickson and Vincent speak with Professor Gene Giacomelli about his work on controlled environment plant production systems research, design, development and applications.   Links for this episode Controlled environment agriculture Biometry and biosystems informatics Food, bioproducts, and renewable energy Image credit This episode is sponsored by CuriosityStream, a subscription streaming service that offers over 1,400 documentaries and non­fiction series from the world’s best filmmakers. Get unlimited access starting at just $2.99 a month, and for our audience, the first two months are completely free if you sign up at curiositystream.com/microbe and use the promo code MICROBE. Send your questions and comments to [email protected]
April 2, 2016
Hosts: Dickson Despommier and Vincent Racaniello Guest: Clare Miflin Dickson and Vincent speak with architect Clare Miflin about biomimicry - innovation inspired by nature - and environmentally sound building practices.    Links for this episode Kiss & Kathcart Architects Biomimicry Institute Biomimicry 3.8 Make biomimicry your career Hermit crab vacancy chain (Vimeo) Image credit Send your questions and comments to [email protected]
Feb. 29, 2016
Hosts: Dickson Despommier and Vincent Racaniello Guest: Gregory Kiss Dickson and Vincent speak with architect Gregory Kiss about how to build self-sustaining urban buildings.   Links for this episode Kiss & Kathcart Architects 2020 Challenge (pdf) The 2050 city (pdf) Science barge National Building Museum Greenhouse Project PS 333 The Man Who Planted Trees by Jean Giono Send your questions and comments to [email protected]
Dec. 1, 2015
Hosts: Dickson Despommier and Vincent Racaniello Guests: Ed Horton and Danielle Horton Dickson and Vincent speak with Ed and Danielle Horton from Urban Produce, which uses a high-density vertical indoor growing system which they hope to implement all over the world. Links for this episode Urban Produce LLC Urban Produce on YouTube Urban Produce on Twitter, Facebook,  LinkedIn, Instagram Urban Produce virtual tour at YouTube Send your questions and comments to [email protected]
Nov. 9, 2015
Hosts: Dickson Despommier and Vincent Racaniello Dickson and Vincent review recent developments in indoor farming, and catch up with the backlog of listener questions and comments.   Links for this episode Roots of organic farming on campus (NY Times) Green Sense Farms in China (NWI) Image credit Letters read on UrbAg 19 Send your questions and comments to [email protected]
Sept. 21, 2015
Hosts: Dickson Despommier and Vincent Racaniello Guest: Caleb Harper Dickson and Vincent speak with Caleb Harper about the Open Agriculture initiative at the MIT Media Lab. Links for this episode CityFARM MIT Media Lab Growing data will be hosted at openag.mit.edu (not yet live) Caliber Biotherapeutics Caleb Harper on Twitter, Instagram MIT Open Agriculture on Twitter Send your questions and comments to [email protected]