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US: Charity Brings Urban Farming to Seattle

US: Charity Brings Urban Farming to Seattle

In keeping with its mission of rebuilding the lives of men and women experiencing unemployment and homelessness in Seattle, the Millionaire Club Charity is building the city’s first commercial hydroponic farms. The program will provide fresh produce for local sale, as well as supply homeless individuals and families with donated fresh produce and create job training and employment opportunities in urban farming to participants in the organization’s jobs program. The first garden, a 250-sq.-ft. garden in the basement of the Millionair Club Charity, grows salad greens using energy-efficient LED grow lights and nutrient-rich water. It produces about 800 plants per month, which can produce 1,600 bowls of salad per month or 19,200 bowls annually. The salad greens are served in the charity’s meals program, donated to partner non-profit organizations and sold to local restaurants and businesses. (Source: millionairclubcharity.wordpress.com)