Hydroponic Vegetable Garden In Garfield Park Will Feed The Homeless, High-End Diners

01/16/2014 12:32 pm ET | Updated Jan 25, 2014
EdgeAlliance via DNAinfo

Story by Lizzie Schiffman, courtesy DNAinfo Chicago:

CHICAGO — A nonprofit that works with homeless HIV/AIDS patients will build a hydroponic vegetable garden in Garfield Park this spring to help feed its clients, neighbors — and diners at the Signature Room.

Future Growings, a side project of the Garfield Park-based EdgeAlliance, will start construction in early spring on a hydroponic greenhouse on a quarter-acre of vacant land at 2900 W. Van Buren St.

The greenhouse will employ a staff of six veterans and clients in paid part- and full-time positions to harvest produce year-round, EdgeAlliance Chief Operating Officer Mabel Guzman said.

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