Whole Foods Market and Gotham Greens to Build US's First Commercial-scale Rooftop Greenhouse above a Retail Store
Whole Foods Market is partnering with Gotham Greens to operate “the nation’s first commercial scale greenhouse farm integrated within a retail grocery space.” The greenhouse is 20,000 sq-ft and will be on the roof of the Gowanus store in Brooklyn, NY and is planned to open in the fall of 2013.
Talk about buying locally grown produce !! Having the store get produce locally reduces emissions from long distance travel and ensures freshness – the produce could have been picked that very day !!
the “greenhouse will provide … access to the freshest, most delicious leafy greens, herbs and tomatoes, year-round …”
y operational at the time of the new Whole Foods Market opening and will create a variety of green collar jobs and economic development opportunities in the Brooklyn area. Whole Foods Market also plans to offer educational opportunities for area students and local schools to learn about greenhouses, farming and various environmental initiatives.
Via: Whole Foods LINK