The first of these is a state-of-the-art, three-story hydroponic farm in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Vertical Harvest Jackson Hole, in collaboration with nonprofit CULTIVATE, provides inclusive, competitive employment to people with different abilities.
Vertical Harvest is an impact driven business that provides inclusive employment for people with different abilities by growing local food for communities via vertical greenhouses adapted to work in diverse urban contexts.
Vertical Harvest’s focus is to create partnerships to build cost effective, profitable hydroponic farms that will not only act as innovative urban models for growing fresh food, but will have a substantial social impact.
The UN Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that by 2050 the human population will increase by 3 billion people demanding a 70% increase in agricultural production. Globally, over 80% of arable land is in use.
At the same time, food deserts, where affordable and healthy food is difficult to obtain, are becoming more common in urban neighborhoods. Hydroponic agriculture uses a fraction of the water and energy of
Vertical farming is an industry that can work to supplement traditional agriculture by developing controlled indoor growing environments that save space, water and energy use.
THE BENEFITS OF VERTICAL AGRICULTURE
80% ARABLE LAND ALREADY IN USE
50% OF CROPS PLANTED ARE NOT HARVESTED
70% GLOBAL FRESH WATER USED FOR SOIL-BASED FARMING
50-80% which is lost to evaporation and runoff
On average food travels from 1,500 - 2,500 miles on its way to our plate
PERCENTAGE OF LAND USE
.4 ha vertical farm = 4-8 ha traditional farm
90% OF CROPS PLANTED ARE HARVESTED
75-95% LESS WATER IS USED FOR VERTICAL FARMING
Reduces the need for long distance transport, decreasing the need for fossil fuels and ensuring quality of the produce
Vertical Harvest is a community impact model that protects and empowers local:
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