There are buildings like this all over New York City. All it will take to create a new urban food production industry and new jobs is educational and political leadership. At the present time we have neither but that will change. I salute the pioneering work that John Edel is doing in Chicago. I wish him well and hope he wins the Buckminster Fuller Challange.
A prior post about John Edel and Plant Chicago.
Plant Chicago discovers new ways to integrate sustainable urban agriculture and manufacturing in disused industrial structures. We close energy and waste loops in the built environment by directing the waste output of one process into the material or energy input of another through research, development and training of community members
Critical Need Being AddressedThe world’s population is 6.8 billion, by 2050 it will likely be 9.4. Land suitable for farming is almost exhausted. We need effective, sustainable ways to grow our food closer to the population and we need meaningful jobs in our communities.