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USA: World’s Largest Rooftop Garden Opens in Chicago

USA: World’s Largest Rooftop Garden Opens in Chicago

Gotham Greens, a Brooklyn-based urban farming company, recently opened the world’s largest rooftop farm in Chicago. Located in the historic Pullman area on Chicago’s South Side, the farm is the company’s fourth greenhouse facility and the first outside of New York. The 75,000-sq.-ft. farm is on top of a Method manufacturing facility, and is powered completely by renewable energy. The farm employs more than 50 people and “will produce nearly 10 million annual crops of local, premium-quality, pesticide-free, leafy greens and herbs.” The produce will be available in select markets around the Chicago area. The company has also partnered with local institutions such as the Greater Chicago Food Depository, Greater Roseland West Pullman Food Network, Pilot Light, Chicago Botanical Garden’s Windy City Harvest and more. (Source: ecowatch.com)