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‘Green’ Food Production and Distribution
Activity Code: W032
Date: Monday, April 15
Tour the Plant—a former meat-packing facility converted into a net-zero-energy vertical farm and food-business incubator—and learn about its work in aquaponic farming and renewable energy. Learn how this inventive operation is creating jobs in the economically distressed “Back of the Yards” neighborhood while employing a renewable energy system that will divert more than 10,000 tons of food waste from landfills annually to meet its energy needs. Transportation: Motorcoach, walking.