05-pasona-o2Hosts: Dickson Despommier and Vincent Racaniello

Dickson and Vincent provide an overview of the technologies that allow the practice of indoor farming.

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Dickson’s pick

Practical Hydroponics and Greenhouses

Listener pick

Christophe – Inquiring Minds podcast

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Blake Kurasek Closeup-Chicago-COPYRIGHT2009Hosts: Dickson Despommier and Vincent Racaniello

Dickson and Vincent discuss how the vertical farm concept was developed and where it stands today.

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Vincent’s pick

Big Ideas (YouTube)

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Chongming CountyHosts: Dickson Despommier and Vincent Racaniello

Dickson and Vincent talk about why and how farming practices will change.

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Dickson’s Pick

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

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US Drought Maps – 2014

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California drought and cropsHosts: Dickson Despommier and Vincent Racaniello

Dickson and Vincent continue their brief history of farming with a discussion of farming after the Dust Bowl.

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Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

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rich-farmHosts: Dickson Despommier and Vincent Racaniello

Dickson and Vincent discuss the effects of industrialization on the development of farming.

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Photographs of Dorothea Lange

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origins-map-greenHosts: Dickson Despommier and Vincent Racaniello

Dickson and Vincent launch their new podcast with a discussion of the early origins of farming.

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Origins of agriculture

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