Professor Dickson Despommier (Columbia University, USA)

  • Department of Environmental Health Sciences,   Director of the Vertical Farm Project.


    Dickson Despommier is a leading scientist and pioneer of vertical farming. Dickson graduated with a MSc degree from Columbia University in 1964 and PhD from University of Notre Dame in 1967. He developed the concept of vertical farming out of a medical ecology course he taught in 1999. Articles about the subject have been published in The New York Times, U.S. News & World Report, Popular Science, Scientific American and Maxim. In October 2010, his first book on the subject, The Vertical Farm: Feeding the World in the 21st Century, was published.

    For more information please visit his website


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