In Jackson Hole, Wyoming, a new vertical farm is opening. It is a three story greenhouse, and the facility has been built on an unused, empty lot near the local theater. Not only is the vertical farm being designed with the community in mind, they have decided to hire workers with disabilities and designed the building for these future employees. Upon completion, the greenhouse will utilize radiant heat and solar power as well as traditional heating and cooling techniques to sustain an even temperature year round. There will also be a public atrium where members of the community can come and watch employees at work.
I personally am interested to see how the vertical farm does after work is completed and it begins producing food.
January 16, 2013