A Huge, Rooftop Farm Takes Root In Chicago

Posted on Feb 27 2016 - 7:44pm by UOG


“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 hard to picture what a 75,000-square-foot greenhouse really feels like when you’re in it,” says Viraj Puri, CEO and co-founder of Gotham Greens, which began producing lettuce crops here in October. The climate-controlled commercial facility will produce leafy greens year-round — even through Chicago winters — for customers including local restaurants and grocery stores.”

Read the entire article at: “DJC.com


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