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Modular Agriculture

A Vertical Farm by Gordon Graff

A Vertical Farm by Gordon Graff

The Modular Agriculture curriculum at Ascension University examines the precepts and practices of integrated farming at the component level. Through this series of courses, students will study the atmospherics, the biodynamics, and the chemical complements, that comprise the operational mechanics of food production.

With over seven billion people inhabiting the earth and with another three billion scheduled to arrive by the year 2050, our current agricultural practices are simply not sustainable. Long term solutions such as closed loop irrigation systems and vertical farms are necessary if a greater humanity is to survive.

Consider the Source

 Consider the First Source!


In the beginning was the Word, and the Word choreographed an assembly of amino acids into an exquisite array of specific proteins. Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.” In so doing God demonstrated a penchant for genomic writing, preceeded by an amazing series of prebiotic events, in a highly orchestrated presentation of evolutionary overcontrol.

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Aztec Raft Garden

As the nomadic Aztecs of the fifteenth century were denied any arable land, they created raft gardens called “chinampas.” They built with rushes and reeds, lashed the stalks together with roots. As they were driven into the marshy shore of Lake Tenochititlan, they dredged up rich soil from the lake bottom spreading it upon the …

Babylonian Garden

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