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  •  Late comer here, any yield information? (1+ / 0-)
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    citisven

    Curious what they are expecting and how that compares to industrial and garden farming.

    •  not sure (1+ / 0-)
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      Just Bob

      but it will allow for year-round production of plants, vegetables, and herbs, which should really up their overall yield.

      And it's part of a larger effort to scale up their production.

      All told, the foods produced by Growing Power feed about 10,000 people in Milwaukee. The organization is also in the middle of putting 100 acres of greenhouses in and around southeast Wisconsin, Madison, and Chicago, to add to the existing 23-farm, 200-acre food production sites.

      Growing Power may have done a lot to change the dynamics of local food in Milwaukee and neighboring areas, but for Allen it’s not enough. “We want to increase the amount of local food consumed in Milwaukee from one percent to 10 percent or more,” says Allen. The ultimate goal, in addition to showing that fresh fruits, vegetables and other foods can be produced in an urban setting, is creating an infrastructure that can be replicated. A three-year research project involving different types of agriculture systems, and the building of the five-story Growing Power Vertical Farm in Milwaukee will serve as helpful models.

      Ecology is the new Economy

      by citisven on Sat Mar 09, 2013 at 04:39:53 PM PST

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