US: Plans for rooftop greenhouse in Birmingham, Alabama

A small northeast Alabama hydroponic farming company plans to build a 2,200-square-foot commercial greenhouse atop downtown's historic Wooten Lofts building. The greenhouse, which this morning received tentative approval from the Birmingham Design Review committee, would supply downtown and Southside restaurants with fresh produce, which would be delivered daily by bicycle, said Tommy Wood, a partner in Flat Rock Growing Co.

"Everybody thinks this is a new, progressive idea. But it's actually been around for a long time," Wood said. "It's basically uber-local urban agriculture. The more local we can source our food, the better off we are. Produce could be grown to order for local restaurants, and delivered on the same day it's harvested, he said. The building sits on 24th Street North between First Avenue North and Morris Avenue, and the 30-foot by 88-foot greenhouse would be clearly visible from the 24th Street viaduct.


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