Washington D.C. Getting a Giant Greenhouse

A company called BrightFarms is developing a 100,000 square-foot greenhouse on a vacant lot in Washington D.C. The farm will provide jobs for locals and reduce the environmental footprint of the food sourcing process.
April 21, 2014, 8am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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“The new greenhouse, in D.C.’s Anacostia neighborhood, will grow about 1 million pounds of produce every year for delivery to 30 local Giant grocery stores, along with neighborhood food banks,” According to Adele Peters.

The company has already completed roof-top farms on both apartment buildings and supermarkets, but the new farm’s position on a vacant lot works for both BrightFarms and the surrounding community. According to Paul Lightfoot, CEO of BrightFarms, “if you’re BrightFarms, you want to be in low-income neighborhoods so you can help provide some produce and jobs. Every city has land for people like us.”

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Published on Friday, March 28, 2014 in Fast Co.Exist
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