Aurora’s urban farm growing more than leafy greens

Posted on Jun 1 2016 - 5:35pm by UOG

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Inside an old 5,000-square-foot building at 745 Aurora Ave. the city of Aurora gifted to Triple Threat Mentoring a new kind of community garden for its urban farm mission to attack poverty by teaching kids about healthy eating.

This year-round indoor hydroponic operation has been made possible through a $550,000 grant.

“Since it was first announced late last year, the program has been gradually expanding. The towers now producing food take up only 800 square feet of the 5,000-square-foot building. So yes, with a goal of producing 100,000 pounds of organic fruits and vegetables a year here, there is plenty of room for The Farm to grow.”

“The whole idea “is to become sustainable,” says National Marketing Director Jordan Wilson, which includes producing enough organic food to not only donate directly to impoverished families but sell year-round to restaurants and other businesses.””

Read the entire article at: “ChicagoTribune.com