“The transformation is already underway and over the next few years, the factory will become a zero-energy, food business incubator, research facility, education space, and working urban farm. Plant Chicago is already growing greens and mushrooms and will soon start brewing beer and kombucha and raising tilapia in a sustainable system with zero waste.”
Posted August 6th, 2012 in Aquaculture
In Chicago, a former food factory is being converted into the city’s first vertical farm, and a sustainable, zero-energy one at that.
From Bridgette Meinhold, writing for Inhabitat.com:
Aquaponics are a large part of the plan as well, offering a cyclical and sustainable way to raise fish and plants for food year-round.
Read the complete article and see photos of the building and operations currently in progress at the link above, and additional details about the plans for the business here.
- We’re hiring an outreach associate to help enhance environmental education programming
- Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant announces three 2023 Knauss fellows
- Funding opportunity open for 2024-25 research projects
- National Sea Grant partnerships address water equity in marginalized neighborhoods
- Apply now for the 2024 Knauss Fellowship in Washington, D.C.