Green America just announced their 2010 Green Grants winners and a unique organic greenhouse placed at the top. The winner, Vertical Harvest of Jackson Hole, is a 30-foot vertical organic greenhouse. The greenhouse, not only unique in size, will also provide huge perks for for the Jackson Hole community, such as...
- Year-round organic fruits and vegetables, along with jobs to Wyoming residents.
- Folks will be eating healthier all year - the usual Jackson Hole growing season is less than four months, but the greenhouse will allow for much more produce growth.
- A boost to the green economy.
Organic greenhouse farming is not a new idea, but multi-story greenhouses are. Vertical Harvest's unique design allows for more food grown, while conserving land resources. Additionally, the greenhouse will utilize eco-friendly energy technologies, such as solar, wind and methane. Thanks to the green grant win from Green America, Vertical Harvest is now $1,000 closer to being completed.
Green America's Green Grants are awarded to projects that are good for both people and the planet. Hundreds of amazing green projects were nominated this year, so it's a huge honor for Vertical Harvest and the great little community of Jackson Hole.