Jackson Hole’s 13,500 sqft hydroponics greenhouse - Vertical Harvest Jackson Hole is one of the world’s first vertical greenhouses. Think Jackson Hole is an unlikely place for urban farming with an altitude of 6,000 ft and a winter that can last until May? Think again, the Town is now home to a 13,500 sqft three-story stacked greenhouse that will utilize 1/10 of an acre infill lot next to a parking garage to grow an annual amount of produce equivalent to 5 acres of traditional agriculture.
Co-founders Penny McBride and Nona Yehia have spent six years working with experts in the industry and community leaders to develop a model that creates a sustainable source of locally grown, fresh vegetables to sell year round to Jackson area restaurants, grocery stores and directly to consumers through on-site sales. Vertical Harvest will replace 100,000 lbs of produce that is trucked into the community each year.
In addition to fresh lettuce and tomatoes, Vertical Harvest produces jobs. Vertical Harvest will establish an innovative model to employ an under-served Wyoming population: adults with developmental disabilities. Vertical Harvest will also donate fresh produce to anchor institutions such as St. John’s Medical Hospital to go towards nutritional programs, like the Diabetes Program.
Vertical Harvest highlights our community’s values by innovating sustainable solutions for our community’s challenges. To read more on the story and vision of Vertical Harvest click here.