Gotham Greens – Pullman
Atop of the Method Home Products soap factory in the historic Pullman neighborhood is Gotham Greens rooftop greenhouse, the largest commercial one of its kind in the world. The greenhouse produces over 1 million pounds of fresh, sustainably grown, pesticide-free produce, annually. In spring of 2018, Gotham Greens started construction on a 140,000 square foot greenhouse on vacant land near their existing facility. Once completed, the new greenhouse will be the largest ever built in Chicago and will create dozens of new jobs.
The produce is distributed to local Chicago retailers, restaurants, farmer’s markets and community groups. When compared to conventional agriculture, Gotham Greens’ re-circulating irrigation methods use 10 times less land and 20 times less water and eliminate the need for pesticide use and fertilizer runoff, which is one of the leading causes of global water pollution. Gotham Greens employs over 50 full time employees.
Gotham Greens is a worldwide pioneer in the field of technologically-advanced, commercial-scale urban agriculture and leading greenhouse developer. Gotham Greens provides its diverse retail, restaurant, and institutional customers with reliable, year-round, local supply of produce grown under the highest standards of food safety and environmental sustainability. The company’s non-GMO, pesticide-free produce is grown using ecologically sustainable methods in technologically-sophisticated, 100% renewable electricity-powered, climate-controlled urban greenhouses. The company has built and operates over 170,000 square feet of technologically advanced, urban greenhouses across 4 facilities in New York City and Chicago and is actively developing urban agriculture projects in cities across the United States.
- Project: Gotham Greens – Pullman
- Location: Pullman, Chicago IL
- Results: Produces up to 1 million lbs of fresh, sustainably grown, pesticide free produce annually
- Website: www.gothamgreens.com