Archive for November 17th, 2011

November 17, 2011

Urban Garden grows food inside O’Hare Airport, Chicago, IL

In the past, O’Hare was known as one of the worlds busiest and dreariest airports, but it seems to be making efforts to improve in terms of customer satisfaction and sustainability, as it is home to the first vertical garden inside an airport!

The aeroponic towers grow the plants without dirt, using nutrients from mist in the air instead.

Photo from Mark Boyer's article on (

Farm to table inside an airport, how cool! According to Huffington Post, it supplies “the airport’s restaurants with swiss chard, red habanero peppers and 42 other types of herbs and vegetables grown right between terminals 2 and 3.”

I am looking forward to seeing it in person this weekend!