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Vertical Harvest's 30-Foot Organic Greenhouse Wins Big

By July 29, 2010

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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.

Comments

March 15, 2012 at 3:52 pm
(1) ted says:

Vertical Harvest of Jackson Hole WY. IS NOT ORGANIC. Hydroponic system does not equal organic system. Watch the free use of the O word.

March 19, 2012 at 7:33 pm
(2) organic says:

Back when they won the contest, Green America cited that they were intending to grow organic. Maybe they’re just growing sustainable now though, because their site shows zero organic refs that I can find. Back when I wrote the post, both the vertical harvest site and Green America stated they’d be growing year-round organic fruits and vegetables. Maybe it was too costly or something else happened, but that’s the news I got about this project – keep in mind that was almost 2 years ago.

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