Vertical farming is a project New Foundations is involved with as an operational partner. The industry worldwide is growing at spectacular rates. By repurposing vacant buildings, in communities which need growth and new business, vertical farming is an excellent option. The director of New Foundations, Ross Shively, has formed a strong team to convert a 52,000 sq. ft. unused high school on 6 acres in Falmouth, Kentucky. The location, through indoor hydroponic growth systems, will manufacture various organic vegetables for many local retailers across a multi-state region.
The project not only is saving a historical building, producing fresh foods for the region but also aiding a community with jobs, revenues and helping put them on the map for added tourism and exposure. The project should be yielding some of its first production by the fall of 2018.
Learn more about Verti-Grow Farms.