Vertical Harvest opened its first vertical farm in Jackson Hole, WY in 2008. They set out with a mission to farm in an urban setting, and offer meaningful employment to people with developmental disabilities. Their first location has been successful on both fronts, and they are bringing that mission to Maine.
Vertical farming is the fastest growing industry in agriculture. We talked with Nona Yehia, the CEO and Co-Founder of Vertical Harvest in Jackson Hole. "It's taking farming, and putting it inside a building, in our case a greenhouse... On a tenth of an acre, we grow the equivalent of ten acres of food." Part of the mission of Vertical Harvest is to employ people who have an intellectual or physical disability.
Read more at NEWS CENTER Maine (Peggy Keyser)