Green Sense Farms starts building 3rd Vertical Farm

South Bend, IN, USA - Ivy Tech Community College and Green Sense Farms hosted a groundbreaking on July 19 to kick off construction of their third commercial indoor vertical farm and training facility, located at the college’s South Bend campus.
The 20,000-square foot indoor vertical farm will be an innovative workforce training center for the next generation of farmers as it grows micro greens, baby greens, herbs, and lettuces for local customers. With support from the city of South Bend, Green Sense Farms will construct the state-of-the-art facility to work as a hands-on training center and working commercial farm to create much needed job ready graduates to work in food service, produce and as modern indoor vertical farmers.  

Ridder-HortiMaX will support the project with state-of-the-art climate control, fertigation system and train-the-trainer services. Students will receive technical training as well as the soft skills that are in high demand, making them job ready. Courses will begin as non-credit or through courses complementing other programs. The farm is expected to be completed by Q2 2018.

Photo caption: On hand to celebrate the start of the building were representatives from Green Sense Farms CEO, Robert Colangelo, (right) and Ridder Group CIO, Joep van den Bosch (left)

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