Vertical Farming

VERTICAL HARVEST FACTS

Vertical Harvest is a three story hydroponic farm.

Hydroponic farming is a highly productive, environmentally friendly, and space efficient means of farming which offers numerous benefits for both the producer and consumer. It is a method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions that are delivered to the plants in irrigation water eliminating the need for soil. Water is re-circulated in the system thereby using 90% less water than traditional farming (USDA). Hydroponics allows control over plant nutrition, for optimal flavor and quality. Some hydroponics crops can grow twice as fast as traditionally farmed crops as they receive exactly the correct amount of nutrients, water and oxygen. Our specially designed re-circulating hydroponic methods save land, save water, eliminate agricultural runoff and chemical pesticides, and offer the benefits of efficient, high-yield, local, year-round food production.

Vertical Harvest is built on a site that is 1/10 of an acre and will produce up to 100,000 lbs of fresh produce annually.

Although Vertical Harvest is situated on a site that is 1/10 of an acre, the greenhouse will be able to produce the equivalent of 5 acres of traditional agriculture. Vertical Harvest’s efficient building design and growing carousels will turn a 4500 sq.ft. footprint into 18,000 sq.ft., or four times the growing area.

Vertical Harvest is an L3C , low-profile limited liability company.

Vertical Harvest is a low-profit limited liability (L3C) company, which is a for-profit, social enterprise venture that has a stated goal of performing a socially beneficial purpose, not maximizing income. It is a hybrid structure that combines the legal and tax flexibility of a traditional LLC, the social benefits of a nonprofit organization, and the branding and market positioning advantages of a social enterprise. For-profit firms often face pressure to abandon social goals in favor of increasing profits. Non-profit firms and charities are needlessly restricted in their ability to raise capital when they need to grow. Vertical Harvest sees the L3C as a powerful model that will support it as a sustainable business that will stand the test of time.

Vertical Harvest has a climate and site specific design, which will withstand extreme temperatures in Jackson, WY.

Vertical Harvest has been designed specifically for Jackson’s altitude, latitude, climate and location. In 2010, at the outset of a project, thanks to a Technical Assistance Grant provided by the Wyoming Business Council, Vertical Harvest conducted a year long feasibility study to determine if it was possible to locate a greenhouse in Jackson Hole. The report, prepared by The Center for Architecture, Science and Ecology and E/Ye Design concluded that siting a greenhouse in Jackson is feasible. Since then, Vertical Harvest has retained a well respected greenhouse engineer, Larssen Ltd. a firm with 20 years of experience in the field, that has built successful greenhouses in other places with climates as harsh or harsher than our own, such as Maine, Siberia and Iceland with the most extreme design temperature of -85°F. Vertical Harvest has been designed to easily maintain an internal temperature of 67°F with a design temperature of -30°F.

Vertical Harvest is a public amenity.

Vertical Harvest has a dedicated central public atrium that is physically separated by glass walls from the major growing areas in the building to encourage visitors to visually experience the greenhouse without risk of contaminating the crops. On the ground floor Vertical Harvest will have a small but functional ‘living classroom’ where we can grow a limited amount of specialty crops while at the same time incorporating educational initiatives. Here, because there is no soil used and we will growing in mobile containers that are up off the ground, making potential pests and diseases much easier to avoid.

Vertical Harvest will not compete with local farmers.

Vertical Harvest produce will not compete with area growers, but instead will compete with currently imported produce from large-scale distributors whose supply is from distant states. Vertical Harvest will grow locally, but the target sales will supplant produce imported to restaurants and local grocery stores. This means Vertical Harvest will make existing Wyoming businesses, as local customers, stronger because they won’t have to pay costly up charges for transportation. Vertical Harvest will highlight the importance of local food sources, our success will only bring increased attention to all who provide fresh, nutritious produce to our community.

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Partners/Sponsors

LEADERSHIP CIRCLE

BRETT MCPEAK AT RE/MAX OBSIDIAN

AGNES BOURNE STUDIO

MAY AHDAB CHARITABLE TRUST

SUZANNE & WALTER SCOTT FOUNDATION

DAVID & PEGGY SOKOL

LUKAS WALTON

THE KEMMERER FAMILY FOUNDATION

TED & NOA STARYK

CRAIGHEAD FOUNDATION

CULINARY CIRCLE

GROWER CIRCLE

DON & JUDY OPATRNY

GARY & VERONICA SILBERBERG

THE WADE FAMILY FOUNDATION

IN MEMORY OF JARAD SPACKMAN

WEISS FAMILY FOUNDATION

Seed Donors

Vertical Harvest Corporate Sponsors: $25,000+ Pledge

Grand Teton Lodge Company
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Vertical Harvest Seed Fund: $5000+ Pledge

Kasey Stewart
Gary & Veronica Silberberg
Carrie & Scott Kirkpatricl
Don & Valerie Brown
Wyo. Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities
Steve & Sara Brandenburg
Teton Mountain Lodge
Danny & Heidi Jost
Chuck Logan
Connie Kemmerer
Mark Sullivan
Natalie Coneway
Diana & Tim Waycott

Vertical Harvest Cultivators: $1000+ Pledge

Greg Prugh
Mark Marzec
Dawn & John Hummel
Alice & Rod Moorhead
Jeff & Anna Olson
Turner Resor
John & Perrin Rutter
Allison Von Maur
Jeff & Cathy Wilson
John Wright
Daniel & Sharon Zelenko
Susannah & Michael Lynch

Vertical Harvest Community: $500+ Pledge

Nancy Alfs

Nancy and Doulas Ayers

Annie Band

Amy & Paul Boillot

Niall and Julie Bouzon

Mark Brookes

Tony & Linda Brooks

Bill and Faye Campbell

Kiley Campbell

Palestrina & Andrew Carter

Kristan Clarke

Jennifer Collins

Tim Croft

Robin Dabney

Mike and Shawn Daus

John & Elaine DelMonte

Samantha & Cam Eddy

Becky Eidemiller

Elizabeth and Anders Engle

The Rogers Family

Cindee George

Christy and Garth Gillespie

 Amy and Jeff Golightly

Tom Hedges

Jeremy Hertzig

Sandy Hessler

Molly & Scott Hirschfield

Barbara Hoeft

Laurie Jaekle

Linda Kaunitz

Jennifer & Tom Kohlhardt

Jane & Chuck Kusek

Ted & Laura Ladd

Frank and Alisa Lane

Jean and Jason Lewis

James R. Little Sr.

Sue & Tim Mason

Janine McDowall

Barbara McQueeney

Alexandra & Michael Menolascino

BIO-Idaho

Charles Sands

Daniel Miguel

Matt & Judy Montagne

Bridget Mullen & Michel Stern

Alli Noland

Ben & Anne Read

Lisa Ridgway

Mo & Gale Roberts

Michelle Rooks

Andrea Rosenthal

Lisa Samford

Shelley Simonton

Cody & Luke Smith

Stephen Sullivan

Jennifer & Michael Tennican

Crista Valentino

Jim Waldrop

Bill & Kathy Warner

Rafael Williams

Dimmie Zeigler

Steve & Kelly Zelikovitz

Vertical Harvest Facilitators: $250+ Pledge

Norene Christensen
Ellen Meyers
Kelly & Steven Zelikovitz
The Fox-Daniels Family
Paul Dunker
Nathan Adams
Inn on the Creek
Dawn Meckem
James R. Little
Chris Davis
Anne Macquarie

Vertical Harvest Starters: $100+ Pledge

Tanya Mark & Dan Abromson

David Agnello

Barbara Allen

Keith & Melinda Banjamin

Michele Barry

Mandy Benavides

Mark & Hillary Berry

Sara Flitner & Bill Wotkyns

Rachel Block

Karen Terra & Bob Graham

Lea Bonnecaze & Ian Levenson

Danela Botour

Nick Brenoble

Penny & Tom Brewer

Jka Brunker

Sue Bullock

DL Bupp

Anna Butler

Rob & Stacey Caesar

Robin & Phillip Cameron

Beth Carolson

Babs Case

Lori Clark-Erickson

Tina Close

Richmond Cogburh

Pam & Werth Coleman

Emily Coombs

Erin Corbett

George Covington

Joseph Crawford

Dave Daniel

Lisa Delaney

Peter Dittmar

Kim Dolmatch

Katherine Dowson

Shannon Doyle

Paul Dunker

Stephen Dynia

Julie Eden

Diana Eden

Missy Falcey

The Wood Family

Alili Farquhar

Jenny Felsinger

Annie Fenn

Abigail Filanowski

Chris and Cate Finlay

Mareike and Sam Fitz

Lisa Flood

Anna Foster

Herrick Fox

Dan, Maryellan & Family

Frank Gaylyn Frantz

Claire and Brent Fuller/Tyc Penny Gaitan

Kieran & Megan Gallagher

Holland Gaston

Alison & Corey Gavitt

Carrie & Mike Geraci

Liz Gibbs

Maggie Gibson

Louise Gignaoux

Peg Gilday

David Gonazales

Trish & Joe Graig

Tiso Kerry, Betsy and Collin Grande

Arik Griffin

Lisa Hadley

Jeff and Amy Hinnenkamp

Jenn Hitch

Chris & Barbara Hoeft

Dennis & Jo Holton

Dawn & John Hummel

Andy Huta

Jackson Hole Dining Guide

Reece Jenkins

Caroline Johnson

Steve Jones

James Keller

Jody Kemmerer

Jennifer Kilgrow

Chris Kirkpatrick

Alyson & JK Klaczkiewicz

Stephanie and Brian LaMeer

Allison Langdon

Blue Lion

Andrea Loban

Halpin Family & Lost Creek Ranch

Carli Lyon

Gina MacIlwraith

Robin MacLeod

Ken & Ginny Mahood

Chip & Courtney Marvin

Carolyn McClellan

Dede McDonald

Robin & Brian McGee

Amanda McIntyre

Julie & Bob McLaurin

Bryson McLean

Maddie McQueeney

Dawn Meckem

Susan and Richard Meier

Kim Mellick

Debra and Tony Mendes

Gregory Miles

Michael & Lisa Miller

Josh & Pui Miller

Echo Miller

Dina Mishev

Jason Mitchell

Scott & Betsy Mollinet

Robin Moore

Sue Morgan

Tiffany Morgan

Casey Morton(Inn on the Creek)

Hailey & Nate Morton & Levinson

Maureen Murphy

Erika & Julius Muschaweck

Dave Muskat

Lisa Needy

Katy Niner

Diana O’Brien

Tucker & Hanna Offutt

Heidi Ogg

Kevin Olson

Libby Paglione

Leslie & Hank Peterson & Phibbs

Mike & Carol Piggot & Reid

Claire Rabun

Anders & Arnic Rae & A

Tim Ralston

Rachel Ravitz

Jim Reed

John Reed

McKennc Riley

Allison Romaine

Wendy Rominger

Kirk and Melanie Roney

Brielle Schaeffer

Amy Schapiro

Alex & Jeremy Schott/Dodge

Cathy & Charlie Shill & Colnell

Brian Siegfried

Barbara Simms

Evan Simpson

Jill Sassi

Hannah Strauss

Craig & Mimi Stroble & Saeger

Stuart & O’ann Sugarman

Daniel Summers

Christine Witherspoon & Graeme Swain

Nancy Taylor

Lawrence E. Thal AIA

Nicole Thompson

Christopher S. Thompson

Rick Thompson

Pauline Towers-Dykeman

Tom Turiano

Carolyn & Mike Vale

Colleen & Ethan Valenstein

Jay Varley

Marni Vasseur

Monica Verplank

Polly & Sandy Wakeman

Linore & Jim Wallace

Marni Walsh

Ty Warner

Christie Watts Schott

Mike & Diana Welch

Rob Werner

Meg Whitmer

Jason & Gisele Wright & Olson

Carri Wullner

Lori & Laurent Zalbowitz & Roux

Vertical Harvest Members

Matt Hrechko
Kevin Ritter
Pam Sell
Trish Spain
Alex Dawson
Kevin Patno
Allison Fleury
Mickey Babcock

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