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Friday, January 27, 2012

Strange Things are Afoot at Chicago's O'Hare Airport

What is the first thing you think of when you hear the word airport? Metal detectors, full body x-rays, vacation, and delays are some of the first things that I think of. I probably would have never thought of the words vertical gardening or aeroponics gardening. The Chicago O'Hare airport hired  the company Future Growing LLC to create an aeroponic food farm withing the airport. The garden is harvested by restaurants within the airport to use for their meals. Check out some of the pictures below taken from the futuregrowing.com website. These beautiful displays are inside an airport!




I love the idea of having gardens growing in public areas. Let's use every inch that we can to grow fresh local food. If an airport can do it, then we should be able to find a place or a way to grow food. 

On of our reader's Michael A sent me a link about this. Thanks Michael for the idea.

~Michael~

8 comments:

Kim said...

THIS IS AWESOME! LAX needs to do this (ALL major airports need to do this!)

LindaG said...

That is definitely pretty darn neat.
I wonder if they give lessons on overcoming brown thumbs and fingers...

Michelle a.k.a. Farmchick said...

Nice to see this and such a positive way to use the space.

GirlRural.com said...

This is amazing and the fixtures are so beautiful. I would love to find a source for them or create something similar!

daisy said...

Pretty wild!

Stoney Acres said...

Very cool, we should be doing this in every empty lot and public flower bed in the country!

Akannie said...

Pretty freaking amazing...I watched a movie called YERT (Your Environmental Road Trip) and they were showing Chicago and all the green roofs...it was an astounding number!!

Charlotte said...

This is awesome. Can you make your own salad?