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“With a limited amount of space and difficulty using heavy machinery, most rooftop farms tend to grow high-value and easy-to-harvest crops, especially fruits and vegetables. But one rooftop farm in Chicago is finding that rooftop gardening can go beyond lettuce and tomatoes.” A new 5,000 square foot rooftop garden now hosts wildflowers and winter wheat....

The Windy City has quickly become one of the country’s TOP urban agricultural cities with over 821 growing sites spreading across it’s city limits. “From small community gardens to multimillion dollar indoor farms, according to the Chicago Urban Agriculture Mapping Project. Even O’Hare’s Terminal 3 is home to the world’s first airport aeroponic...

Metropolitan Farms has been around since 2015 and contains roughly 10,000 square feet of greenhouses, and aquaculture facilities.  One of the best parts? It’s all taking place in the middle of Chicago! “Kant calls aquaponic farming a “healthier, more secure and environmentally sustainable food system.” Tilapia is a good low-risk species for getting...

Just outside of Chicago, located in Bedford Park, sits a quiet industrial complex & “you might not immediately register that you’re standing in the second coming of the locavore movement.” Inside you’ll find herbs, greens, broccoli, and kale along with massive stacked racks which house hydroponic systems. This urban farm operates nearly...

“The owner of the two-acre vertical farm — New York-based Gotham Greens — claims there’s no bigger rooftop greenhouse in the world.” In Chicago, on nearly two acres of land, a greenhouse sits on top of a factory in the historic Pullman neighborhood.  The owners of Gotham Greens, claim there is no bigger rooftop greenhouse IN THE WORLD. “It’s...

News from ecowatch.com:  Brooklyn-based urban farming company Gotham Greens opened the world’s largest rooftop farm in Chicago, the company announced Thursday. Gotham Greens ‏@gothamgreens #Chicago is now home to the World’s Largest Rooftop Farm! Check out our largest project yet http://prn.to/1Qx6Pot @gothamgreens Click here to read more about the...