World's Largest Rooftop Farm Opens on the South Side of Chicago

Brooklyn-based Gotham Greens has announced the opening of their fourth greenhouse: a new facility located on Chicago's South Side in the historic Pullman neighborhood.

The rooftop of the Method Products manufacturing facility is the site of the new 75,000 square foot Chicago greenhouse, powered by 100% renewable energy. The greenhouse employs over 50 workers, including many from the Pullman community.

Gotham Greens, is a producer of pesticide-free produce grown through urban agriculture. The company's growing method is said to yield up to 30 times more crop per acre than field production, enabling the Pullman greenhouse to produce yields equivalent to over 50 acres of conventional field production.

The company also recycles 100% of its irrigation water, and aims for a lighter environmental footprint by growing locally.