US (CT): Vertical farming proposed for G&B wire mill

Redding resident and Harvard Design School graduate Jane Philbrick has a plan for the redevelopment of the Gilbert & Bennett wire mill site in Georgetown near the Weston border.

She gave a presentation to the Weston Building Committee on Tuesday, May 2, in which she discussed community-based development for the site, to include an artists colony and vertical agriculture.

Fordham University student Olivia Greenspan presented an additional concept for the property featuring her “agri-tech” start-up company called Verti-grow.

“Vertical farming would grow crops stacked in layers at the site so you maximize your yield,” said Greenspan. “One acre of vertical farming is equivalent to about 20 acres of conventional farming.”

Read more at The Weston Forum

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