[Tagging] Vertical farming

Dave Swarthout daveswarthout at gmail.com
Wed Mar 15 07:21:12 UTC 2017

Let me clarify.

Although vegetative material is being grown, this is not farmland in the
usual sense of that word and is not located outdoors; it is grown inside a
building. Nor is anything being "manufactured" so IMO neither
landuse=industrial nor product applies. The marijuana is grown, the flowers
harvested and dried and then shipped to retailers where it is sold.

It is only a growing operation. There is no shop involved at these sites
because what they produce must be sold elsewhere in a special shop licensed
and regulated by the government.

So, what do you think about


Taginfo only lists 109 instances of the tag farming_system so far but this
situation seems an ideal use for it.

Thanks for the feedback

On Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 1:32 PM, Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 15-Mar-17 05:14 PM, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> sent from a phone
> On 15 Mar 2017, at 04:39, Dave Swarthout <daveswarthout at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've seen this list run on and on with discussions about how to tag
> wastebins and such but for this one, an arguably important future tagging
> construct, hardly a ripple. And members who are usually so vocal about
> tagging issues are strangely quiet.  Martin? Warin? John? Marc? What's up?
> Simple.
> What are you tagging?
> The farm?
> landuse=farmland
> produce=?
> The factory where the produce is turned into product
> Landuse=industrial
> building=factory
> product=?
> The shop where the product is sold
> landuse=commercial
> shop=?
> sells=?
> I don't see a big difference between growing grass and growing marijuana,
> similarly corn. At least if it's grown outdoors without the help of
> artificial lighting.
> Have a look at the key crop: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:crop
> Well, besides that it is quite rare, mostly illegal with the exception of
> some fields operated for the pharmaceutical industry (the high THC
> concentration one). Then there's also kind of a comeback of hemp for fibre
> production (low THC concentration, legal in the EU).
> Vertical farming sounds interesting, but isn't something I've yet seen in
> the real. There have been some projects in Europe as well, but AFAIK have
> not been realized, see e.g. this one by dutch architects MVRDV:
> https://www.mvrdv.nl/projects/181-pig-city#/archive
> http://www.alternet.org/story/135410/high_rise_farms_the_
> new_model_for_sustainable_cities
> cheers,
> Martin
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