Illustration by Adrien Binet
The Plant will occupy a three-story, 95,000 SF former meat processing plant
By Matt Baker
June 10, 2010
Now, on Chicago’s south side, this concept is finally close to reality. The team behind the Chicago Sustainable Manufacturing Center (CSMC) (see Innovation Incubation) is in the development stages of The Plant, the world’s first true vertical farm.
The Plant will occupy a three-story, 95,000 SF former meat processing plant in Back of the Yards. More than half that space, all on the upper floors and roof, will be dedicated to aquaponics, aeroponics, greenhouses and other agriculture space.
June 21, 2010 1 Comment
Jeanie Jarvis works at Intel, but is also a master gardener and helped initiate the garden at the Jones Farm plant. Photo by Michael Lloyd, The Oregonian
32,000-square-foot employee community garden
June 18, 2010
HILLSBORO — Tomatoes climb toward the sky. Spinach bolts over raised-bed walls. Podding radishes, already 4 feet tall, boast peppery seed pods bound for the salad bowl.
All of it grows in an unlikely spot — at the edge of a sprawling parking lot on Intel’s Jones Farm campus.
The 32,000-square-foot employee community garden, its 81 beds planted for the first time this spring, joins a handful of plots nationwide outside such companies as PepsiCo, Toyota and Aveda. Employees plant, weed and putter before work and after, during lunch breaks and on weekends.
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