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Postby DoomYoshi on Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:10 am

2dimes wrote:What about bananas and coffee, growing much of those in your yard?


Not yet. Give a few years for Global Warming to catch up and I will be.
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Postby jimboston on Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:12 am

Funkyterrance wrote:This is interesting but not a very efficient way to farm.


It may be efficient if you factor in the value of land in a major city... and if you had to factor in carbon offsets for transporting food from rural area to urban area.

This is a necessary first step on Earth's evolution to becoming Trantor.
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Postby 2dimes on Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:20 am

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2dimes wrote:What about bananas and coffee, growing much of those in your yard?


Not yet. Give a few years for Global Warming to catch up and I will be.

Right. Then you'll need these airconditioned towers to grow carrots most places above the water line without them catching on fire.
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Postby Funkyterrance on Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:01 pm

2dimes wrote:Sure this sucks for Terry's family's carrot farm but it might be a good idea for some corporations.


Watch where you're saying there, buddy. I'll have you know, carrots got my family through the war!



2dimes wrote:What about bananas and coffee, growing much of those in your yard?


Correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think those vertical gardens can support trees...


But being in the carrot business, I know vertical gardening could produce some orange gold, just not enough to for me to invest away from my own very lucrative farm.

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Postby 2dimes on Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:12 pm

That picture is pretty hot. Though I guess one could ramp it up given the props in use.
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Postby Funkyterrance on Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:18 pm

2dimes wrote:That picture is pretty hot. Though I guess one could ramp it up given the props in use.


Just one of my many employees, her name is Sylvia. Great worker. She brings in about 10,000 head of carrot every day. Ironically, she was imported from Singapore.
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Postby AndyDufresne on Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:19 pm

I remember when square watermelons were the future.


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Postby 2dimes on Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:20 pm

Funkyterrance wrote:Ironically, she was imported from Singapore.

What's that cost these days? I guess I should have stayed in School.

Sorry dad.
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Postby Funkyterrance on Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:22 pm

2dimes wrote:
Funkyterrance wrote:Ironically, she was imported from Singapore.

What's that cost these days?


Let's just say she payed for herself in the first week.
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Postby 2dimes on Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:44 pm

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