In Vertical Farming, the Sky's the Limit | Women Entrepreneurs


Winters in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, are long, and the growing season is short. A head of lettuce travels an average of 2,000 miles to get there, often arriving shriveled and tasteless. This video tells the story of architect Nona Yehia, who thought there must be a better way for residents to get fresh produce. But when she wanted to turn a sliver of town land into a “vertical” farm, many were skeptical. It took her seven hard years of researching, fundraising and persuading local politicians, and in 2016, Vertical Harvest finally opened – the first vertical farm in the northern hemisphere. Today, the farm produces lettuces, tomatoes, microgreens and more, supplying restaurants, shops and the community with hyper-local, super fresh produce, no matter the weather outside.

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