Gallery: Vertical Harvest of Jackson Hole Will Grow Organic Produce Eve...

 
Eventually, the group hopes to replicate the model in other communities around the world. If they can pull it off in a ski town, then they can do it anywhere.

Vertical Harvest is a three-story indoor vertical garden with 12,995 sq ft of growing space. The site of the garden is located on an unused parcel of land on the south side of a parking garage in Jackson. Owned by the city, the parcel will be rented to the organization for $1 per year. E/Ye Design has come up with the plan for the garden, which will have a ground floor open to the public and two hydroponic growing floors on top. The top floor will grow tomatoes all year long and the facility will also grow a variety of other fruits and veggies.

The urban garden was initiated via a project by Slow Food in the Tetons, and then separated to become its own L3C – a hybrid entity that is considered to be a ‘for profit with a nonprofit soul’. The organization will also employ and train citizens with disabilities to operate the greenhouse. Currently, Vertical Harvest is raising funds for operations and securing a grant to build the facility. Eventually, the group hopes to replicate the model in other communities around the world.

We think if they can pull it off in a ski town, then they can do it anywhere.

+ Vertical Harvest

+ E/Ye Design

Images ©E/Ye Design, Vertical Harvest and SelkoPhoto

LEAVE A COMMENT

or your inhabitat account below

Let's make sure you're a real person:


get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
Federated Media Publishing - Home