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2021-04-19 5:07:09 PM  
Compton is in LA County, subby. Basically a completely different state.
 
2021-04-19 5:07:23 PM  
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2021-04-19 5:09:30 PM  
I needed to read about a cool, workable solution to improve the future, today.

Thanks, subby.
 
2021-04-19 5:10:50 PM  
So , it's fresh, out of Compton?
 
2021-04-19 5:11:02 PM  

nemisonic: Compton is in LA County, subby. Basically a completely different state.


So?
 
2021-04-19 5:11:20 PM  
I bet Compton has lots of experts in hydroponic growing in the area. That would be a great resource for the company.
 
2021-04-19 5:12:00 PM  

nemisonic: Compton is in LA County, subby. Basically a completely different state.


...Did you read any of the article, or just the caption under the first picture?

/I know, I know
//Welcome to Fark
 
2021-04-19 5:12:41 PM  
Good. Now that MJ is legal in California, they have all kinds of grow-house experts that are out of a job.
 
2021-04-19 5:18:30 PM  
I went to the Epcot Center in the late 80's and they had such an exhibit. Cool then, cool now.
 
2021-04-19 5:22:02 PM  
F*ck the lattice.
 
2021-04-19 5:22:14 PM  

nemisonic: Compton is in LA County, subby. Basically a completely different state.


Huh?
 
2021-04-19 5:23:37 PM  

4th Horseman: nemisonic: Compton is in LA County, subby. Basically a completely different state.

...Did you read any of the article, or just the caption under the first picture?

/I know, I know
//Welcome to Fark


I was trying to figure out what they were talking about.
A different state than what??
Yeah, they must have gone to great lengths to not even glance at the article.
 
2021-04-19 5:24:43 PM  
Imagine all the towering glass skyscrapers built this way. Would reduce the air conditioning load quite a bit
 
2021-04-19 5:25:22 PM  

vudukungfu: So , it's fresh, out of Compton?


Straight up outta Compton.
 
2021-04-19 5:25:28 PM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: nemisonic: Compton is in LA County, subby. Basically a completely different state.

Huh?


He means not Jefferson.
 
2021-04-19 5:27:28 PM  
pickles with attitude
 
2021-04-19 5:31:03 PM  
Also home of the Compton Cricket Club, the only all-American side in cricket.
 
2021-04-19 5:33:51 PM  
That picture had me appreciate seeing doctor strange while drunk once. Lol
 
2021-04-19 5:34:00 PM  
Collards, collards, collards,
Collards, collards, collards,
Collards, collards, collards,
Collards, collards...

I am a green thumb walking, gardener talking
King of my jungle just a grower stalking
Living life like a fertilizer quick to infuse
Then grow as a growth-hack the collards I choose
Kale or Chard, Bok n' Choy, it just don't matter
Sucker eat for your health off my salad platters
Greenhouse in L.A. will never die, just fertilize
Collards
 
2021-04-19 5:38:03 PM  
Where does it fall cost-wise in comparison to traditional farming? That's usually the glaring omission in these articles.
 
2021-04-19 5:39:29 PM  
You rang?
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2021-04-19 5:43:31 PM  
When I lived on the 57th floor of a glass building, I only ate produce grown from the 10th to the 125th floor of the farm.   The bees had to wear parachutes and oxygen masks to pollinate the crops.
 
2021-04-19 5:46:03 PM  
Good Science - Vertical tube farms
Youtube DchpBk6rfoc

It's been done.
 
2021-04-19 5:52:09 PM  
I saw a T-Rex selling guns when I was traveling through Compton. By far the most interesting small-arms dealer I saw.
 
2021-04-19 5:54:03 PM  
Don't most gardens grow vertically?
 
2021-04-19 5:55:20 PM  
Compton is not a very vertical city.  Outside of city hall, I doubt there's a single building that's more than 10 stories tall.  Kind of a weird place to do this vertical farming shiat.
 
2021-04-19 6:01:26 PM  
I got a vertical system for the family for Christmas.  It's been amazing.  
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2021-04-19 6:04:35 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: Don't most gardens grow vertically?


Mary would argue to the contrary.
 
2021-04-19 6:15:14 PM  
Compton... the only city I've ever been in that made me too nervous to walk more than two blocks away from the the transit station. Scariest city I've ever laid eyes on. Anything that improves life for people there, DO IT. That miserable place needs it.
 
2021-04-19 6:23:55 PM  
I don't really understand this shiat. I understand urban gardening initiatives, but do we really need to be growing food on a large scale in crowded cities?
 
2021-04-19 6:32:41 PM  

IHadMeAVision: I don't really understand this shiat. I understand urban gardening initiatives, but do we really need to be growing food on a large scale in crowded cities?


Perhaps when you build subdivisions on farmland. That's more northern California though.
 
2021-04-19 6:51:49 PM  
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2021-04-19 7:00:53 PM  
I would absolutely buy produce if it has 'straight outta Compton' stamped on the box.
 
2021-04-19 7:01:11 PM  

4th Horseman: nemisonic: Compton is in LA County, subby. Basically a completely different state.

...Did you read any of the article, or just the caption under the first picture?

/I know, I know
//Welcome to Fark


What? Life is too short to click on what might be click bait/misleading headline/and on and on and on. And don't get me started with those sites that try to tell me I've won a Google million visitor thingy. No. I don't click over.
/
ALSO. Don't expect me to compensate for the fact that we refuse to outlaw misleading headlines.
If the headline is misleading and misinformed me that's not my fault I'm not obliged to find out someone's lying to me that person should be obliged not to lie to me in the first place.
What in the actual fark it's disgusting that we are so okay with this honesty and lies
 
2021-04-19 7:06:47 PM  
But do the fried green tomatoes give you a pot high like the ones over at Jesus's community garden?
 
2021-04-19 7:07:28 PM  

morg: Where does it fall cost-wise in comparison to traditional farming? That's usually the glaring omission in these articles.


What I want to know is why farming acts like it's wise to stay the same forever. Things change.
Those to fail to recognize that end up farked at some point.
No matter what.
 
2021-04-19 7:08:13 PM  

Pert: [YouTube video: Good Science - Vertical tube farms]
It's been done.


Anyone got a link to this video that doesn't say it's blocked because of copyright
 
2021-04-19 7:08:55 PM  

0z79: Compton... the only city I've ever been in that made me too nervous to walk more than two blocks away from the the transit station. Scariest city I've ever laid eyes on. Anything that improves life for people there, DO IT. That miserable place needs it.


😶
 
2021-04-19 7:09:27 PM  

IHadMeAVision: I don't really understand this shiat. I understand urban gardening initiatives, but do we really need to be growing food on a large scale in crowded cities?


If only to no longer support GOP farmers out in the boonies
 
2021-04-19 8:00:41 PM  

0z79: Compton... the only city I've ever been in that made me too nervous to walk more than two blocks away from the the transit station. Scariest city I've ever laid eyes on. Anything that improves life for people there, DO IT. That miserable place needs it.


How long ago was that? I work in Compton and have no problems walking my lily-white ass down the street. It looks shiatty but in my experience here it's no longer the danger zone it was in the 80s.
 
2021-04-19 8:04:28 PM  
Out of basil, fresh out of kale, Cauliflower dreamin'
Soon as I step on the scene, I'm hearin' snap peas eaten
Fiendin' for money and chlorophyll, the life of a Wheatgrass playa
Where collards die and it's alfalfa
 
2021-04-19 8:30:17 PM  

Barbeaubot: 0z79: Compton... the only city I've ever been in that made me too nervous to walk more than two blocks away from the the transit station. Scariest city I've ever laid eyes on. Anything that improves life for people there, DO IT. That miserable place needs it.

How long ago was that? I work in Compton and have no problems walking my lily-white ass down the street. It looks shiatty but in my experience here it's no longer the danger zone it was in the 80s.


2008. There were barricades outside of Union Station. Quiet inside the barricade, absolute chaos outside of it. Literally every cop that I passed on the way was asking me what I was up to (trying to hit a pawn shop for old video games, by the way). They gave me the impression that I was in danger walking around that area.

And NO, Waxbeans. I wasn't scared for the reason you think I was. I was scared when someone told me I was "smart" for not walking one more block the way I was going, because if I had, I would have gotten mugged.
 
2021-04-19 8:53:50 PM  

Gordon Bennett: I would absolutely buy produce if it has 'straight outta Compton' stamped on the box.


It would include beets by Dre.
 
2021-04-19 9:36:20 PM  

waxbeans: 0z79: Compton... the only city I've ever been in that made me too nervous to walk more than two blocks away from the the transit station. Scariest city I've ever laid eyes on. Anything that improves life for people there, DO IT. That miserable place needs it.

😶


"Lips sealed, not saying anything"? Same here. I will mention that the police asked me LITERALLY five times why I was walking around the neighborhood and not in Union Station, where it's safe. This was in 2008.

Joining you, zipping my yap and NOT making any assumptions about you. Returning your oh-so-KIND gesture of not judging someone that I don't know, about things that I don't know.
 
2021-04-20 12:18:23 AM  

morg: Where does it fall cost-wise in comparison to traditional farming? That's usually the glaring omission in these articles.


The cost for a handful of lettuce might be $100, but the revenue model is based on stock sales and monetizing cobranded synergies, not selling produce. Plenty is the market leader, having taken in $541 million in private equity so far, and their next five biggest competitors have taken in around a billion dollars. If Dogecoin can deliver 1000% returns, vertical farms with a tangible symbolic product are a no-brainer.
 
2021-04-20 12:31:08 AM  

CRM119: Imagine all the towering glass skyscrapers built this way. Would reduce the air conditioning load quite a bit


The purpose of the glass in skyscrapers is that people like to have windows. If people wanted efficient buildings, we'd only need one giant erection per city, to minimize surface area.
 
2021-04-20 1:31:36 AM  
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2021-04-20 1:32:16 AM  

0z79: Barbeaubot: 0z79: Compton... the only city I've ever been in that made me too nervous to walk more than two blocks away from the the transit station. Scariest city I've ever laid eyes on. Anything that improves life for people there, DO IT. That miserable place needs it.

How long ago was that? I work in Compton and have no problems walking my lily-white ass down the street. It looks shiatty but in my experience here it's no longer the danger zone it was in the 80s.

2008. There were barricades outside of Union Station. Quiet inside the barricade, absolute chaos outside of it. Literally every cop that I passed on the way was asking me what I was up to (trying to hit a pawn shop for old video games, by the way). They gave me the impression that I was in danger walking around that area.

And NO, Waxbeans. I wasn't scared for the reason you think I was. I was scared when someone told me I was "smart" for not walking one more block the way I was going, because if I had, I would have gotten mugged.


Union station is in downtown LA, a significant distance from Compton.
 
2021-04-20 3:59:09 AM  
Yeah, what is up with holding the gun sideways? Something to do with pants at the knees?

I grew up in OC, but was born in LA at a hospital that is now mostly notable for its number of gunshot wound patients. Within a year or so, my parents moved to Orange County.
Quite a few decades ago, my husband's aunt and uncle lived in Compton. Apparently, it was a nice place. Then, all hell broke loose. They moved.

This vertical farming thing sounds interesting. I see it promoted a lot for tomatoes.  At one time, we had a  few lovely  tomato plants. One day, while we were out, our hoodlum neighbors stole our tomatoes. Within a year or so, the neighborhood started to really go downhill.  We ended up selling the house at a bit of a loss, to a buy 'em and rent 'em out to trash landlord. When your neighborhood starts to go south, it will happen rather quickly. Know the signs. My dear husband did not believe me, until he could not deny what was happening.

We bailed. Thank gawd we had equity. You gotta know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em.
 
2021-04-20 3:47:25 PM  

Barbeaubot: 0z79: Barbeaubot: 0z79: Compton... the only city I've ever been in that made me too nervous to walk more than two blocks away from the the transit station. Scariest city I've ever laid eyes on. Anything that improves life for people there, DO IT. That miserable place needs it.

How long ago was that? I work in Compton and have no problems walking my lily-white ass down the street. It looks shiatty but in my experience here it's no longer the danger zone it was in the 80s.

2008. There were barricades outside of Union Station. Quiet inside the barricade, absolute chaos outside of it. Literally every cop that I passed on the way was asking me what I was up to (trying to hit a pawn shop for old video games, by the way). They gave me the impression that I was in danger walking around that area.

And NO, Waxbeans. I wasn't scared for the reason you think I was. I was scared when someone told me I was "smart" for not walking one more block the way I was going, because if I had, I would have gotten mugged.

Union station is in downtown LA, a significant distance from Compton.


225 S Canal St, Chicago, IL 60606

What do you call Union Station in Chicago? Because that's what the building is named. Do you guys call it something different?
 
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