SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) – South Bend city leaders are seeing eco-friendly over an indoor farming operation which is developing on the city’s southwest aspect.
After $25 million was invested into a hydroponic greenhouse off Calvert Avenue, Pure Eco-friendly Farms harvested its initial crop, lettuce, in 2021.
Now, one more 100 acres is remaining created for indoor farming for a whole investment decision of all around $100 million, creating it one of the largest investments for the spot in the previous 20 many years.
“It’ll be one particular of the most important hydroponic greenhouses in the Midwest, so we’ll be recognised as the salad bowl of the Midwest,” claims Sheila Niezgodski, councilwoman for South Bend’s 6th district. “And it is thrilling to have that progress below in South Bend, and especially in my district.”
At the time the indoor farming facility is accomplished, it will be made use of to grow strawberries and tomatoes. At least 100 positions will be produced in the approach.
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