On September 28th and 29th 2018 a group of more than 25 participants came together. With over 11 nationalists they formed a diverse mix of professionals, all of them interested or active in the topic of the vertical farm.
These two days were filled with content. In a pressure cooker the participants experienced a mixture of different and the most important aspects of the vertical farm. In four sessions the topics of food :: technology :: business :: society were discussed. Each of these topics was introduced by an expert, who provided the input for the interactive part of the sessions.
Throughout the programme there was time to network and form constructive connections. In a setting that felt like a green oasis it was the perfect context to engage in meaningful conversations. It was not only the experts that provided with input, the participants used each other’s knowledge too. The diversity of the participants in their backgrounds, cultures and professions was a great asset during this summer school. This, once more, highlights the importance of a multidisciplinary approach when it comes to the vertical farm.
All the people involved in the summer school acknowledge its success. On behalf of the vertical farm institute, thank you all who helped make this summer school such a milestone. This was the first summer school organized by the vertical farm institute, this was the SKYBERRIES Academy 2018!