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.

Episodes (Total: 26 / Page: 1)
Oct. 18, 2016 · 01:11:07
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 · 01:40:41
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 · 01:13:54
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 · 01:10:08
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 · 01:34:43
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 · 01:36:59
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 · 00:53:29
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 · 01:09:53
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 · 01:02:51
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]
Aug. 8, 2015 · 01:24:13
Hosts: Dickson Despommier and Vincent Racaniello Dickson and Vincent review recent entrants into the growing discipline of urban agriculture.   Links for this episode Greener Roots Urban Produce US Pavilion Milan Expo 2015 TruLeaf Ray Kurzweil on Vertical Farming 10 Mile Farms Seoul adopts urban agriculture Green Sense Farms Lufa Farms Image credit Send your questions and comments to [email protected]
June 8, 2015 · 00:47:53
Hosts: Dickson Despommier and Vincent Racaniello Guests: Penny McBride and Nona Yehia Dickson and Vincent speak with the founders of Vertical Harvest, an indoor farm in Jackson, Wyoming.   Links for this episode Vertical Harvest Vertical Harvest before (jpg) Vertical Harvest video (view at YouTube) Send your questions and comments to [email protected]
April 25, 2015 · 00:47:53
Hosts: Dickson Despommier and Vincent Racaniello Guests: Ed Harwood and Mark Oshima Dickson and Vincent visit AeroFarms, an indoor farm in Newark, NJ and speak with Chief Science Officer Ed Harwood and Chief Marketing Officer Mark Oshima. Links for this episode AeroFarms AeroFarms in NY Times Photogallery Send your questions and comments to [email protected]
March 3, 2015 · 01:41:17
Hosts: Dickson Despommier and Vincent Racaniello Guest: Henry Gordon-Smith Dickson and Vincent meet with Henry Gordon-Smith, founder of Agritecture and board member of the Association for Vertical Farming.   Links for this episode Agritecture Association for Vertical Farming Blue Planet Environmental Henry's Bronx model vertical farm AeroFarms The Martian by Andy Weir Mirai Co. Japan Letters read on UrbAg 14 Send your questions and comments to [email protected]
Feb. 14, 2015 · 00:58:43
Hosts: Dickson Despommier and Vincent Racaniello Guest: Dan Albert Dickson and Vincent talk with Dan Albert, founder of Farmbox Greens, a commercial urban farm in Seattle, Washington. Links for this episode Eco-Laboratory Farmbox Greens video (YouTube) Buy Farmbox Greens (Marx Foods) John Todd (Wikipedia) The Lean Startup by Eric Ries Image credit: Marx Foods FarmedHere story at Business Insider Send your questions and comments to [email protected]
Dec. 31, 2014 · 01:00:27
Hosts: Dickson Despommier and Vincent Racaniello Guest: Paul Hardej Dickson and Vincent speak with Paul Hardej, founder of Farmed Here, a commercial vertical farm in Chicago, Illinois. Links for this episode FarmedHere FarmedHere opening (YouTube) FarmedHere story at Business Insider Video of this episode - view at YouTube Send your questions and comments to [email protected]
Dec. 4, 2014 · 00:51:09
Hosts: Dickson Despommier and Vincent Racaniello Guests: Chris Hammelef and Paul Grey Dickson and Vincent speak with Chris and Paul of Illumitex to learn about their revolutionary approach to designing horticultural LED lighting.   Links for this episode Illumitex LED (Wikipedia) Photosynthesis (Wikipedia) Illumitex horticultural LED products Image credit: Illumitex Send your questions and comments to [email protected]    
Oct. 22, 2014 · 01:19:49
Hosts: Dickson Despommier and Vincent Racaniello Dickson and Vincent read listener email about urban agriculture, hydroponics, aquaponics, underground vertical farms, climate change, and more.   Links for this episode Quinoa Asparagus Letters read on UrbAg 10 Send your questions and comments to [email protected]    
Sept. 28, 2014 · 01:20:09
Hosts: Dickson Despommier and Vincent Racaniello Guests: Milan Kluko and Daniel Kluko Dickson and Vincent speak with Milan and Daniel Kluko, owners of Green Spirit Farms, a sustainable vertical farm in New Buffalo, Michigan. Links for this episode Green Spirit Farms Green Spirit Farms News Green Spirit Farms videos on Vimeo Letters read on UrbAg 8 Video of this episode - view at YouTube Send your questions and comments to [email protected]  
Aug. 20, 2014 · 01:17:55
Hosts: Dickson Despommier and Vincent Racaniello Guest: James Cannon Dickson and Vincent speak with James Cannon, Chief of Horticulture at Green Farms A&M;, about how his company produces food indoors. Links for this episode Green Farms A&M; James Cannon on Green Farms (YouTube) Upright Farms, Inc. Photo credit: Andy LaValley, Sun-Times Media Letters read on UrbAg 8 Send your questions and comments to [email protected]
July 28, 2014 · 01:31:55
Hosts: Dickson Despommier and Vincent Racaniello Dickson and Vincent continue their discussion of the science of indoor farming. Links for this episode Soil Science Society of America Haber process (Wikipedia) Sky Greens Plantagon PlantLab Phillips LED Salad greens Brooklyn Grange Hydro-Stacker Growing plants upside-down Letters read on UrbAg 7 Dickson's pick Bog bodies of the Iron Age (Nova) Send your questions and comments to [email protected]