Joel CuelloHosts: 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.

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Gene GiacomelliHosts: 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.

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velcroHosts: 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. 

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2020 TowerHosts: Dickson Despommier and Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Gregory Kiss

Dickson and Vincent speak with architect Gregory Kiss about how to build self-sustaining urban buildings.

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Urban ProduceHosts: 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.

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DespommierHosts: 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.

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Caleb HarperHosts: 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.

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vertical-farmHosts: Dickson Despommier and Vincent Racaniello

Dickson and Vincent review recent entrants into the growing discipline of urban agriculture.

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vertical_harvest_renderHosts: 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.

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AeroFarmsHosts: 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.


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