E and T asks the question this week – “Is farming the future of cities?” – With more people than ever leaving their rural homes for high-rise buildings, the concept of ‘vertical farming’ may provide a way to feed the world’s growing populations across it’s emerging mega-cities. According to the United Nations, by 2050 some 66 per cent of the world’s population will be living in urban areas, many of them within mega cities like New York. The challenge from sucking in people from agricultural areas is who is going to feed these exploding populations?
The concept of rooftop farming is being explored across New York and many other cities in North America and key to this practice is the harvesting or rainwater. If this vertical farming is to provide the answer to large-scale urban food production, an abundance of water will be key to its success.
In addition to the concept of urban farming, numerous businesses across major cities are also switching on to the benefits of rainwater harvesting, using the free roof run-off water for cleaning and watering and making big savings in the process.
Enduramaxx rainwater harvesting tanks store volumes of water up to 30,000 litres and keep rainwater securely, in optimum conditions. Designed using a single piece of rotationally moulded, UV-stabilised polyethylene, rainwater is protected from the elements and safe from spoilage, leakage and waste.
To learn more about rainwater harvesting and how to store rainwater and all other agricultural liquids and chemicals, speak to a member of the Enduramaxx team now!