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Old 01-18-2012, 07:47 PM
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"Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food."

Plans for the construction of The Vertical Farm are based on work done by a Columbia University microbiologist/ecologist and will set the stage as a self-sustaining, self-help project.
As a major hub for the community, the downtown location is in close proximity to housing, job facilities and other local businesses, making it a walkable site that will house local markets
and establish an increased sense of community. Founded on the importance of good food, The Vertical Farm will focus on proper nutrition and balanced nutrients from food grown locally
and organically, which is proven to improve overall health in addition to lowering health care costs. The Vertical Farm will also promote local food products, helping community members
help themselves and their families by becoming more involved in their food sources.

This project is about getting locals involved in do-it-yourself farming and neighborhood or backyard gardens, thus encouraging residents to become more self-sufficient and helping to
advocate environmental sustainability. Other components planned are: a farmers market, a community kitchen, a restaurant, rooftop garden and a neighborhood co-op complete with
a pharmacy that uses food to heal. Supporting locally grown produce, The Vertical Farm will also allow local farmers to sell and distribute their farm-fresh goods while at the same time
establishing a stronger relationship between farmer and consumer.

The Vertical Farm will revitalize Hazleton’s downtown by helping it to become a happening, modern, and eco-friendly destination both during the day as well as evenings and weekends.
This will ultimately create communal opportunities for growth and progress. In addition to encouraging spending that supports local small businesses and promoting the value of the corner
market, the developed location will stimulate the local economy and provide more revenue for the city.


37-47 West Broad Street, Hazleton, PA 18201




This seems to be a very interesting development project for Hazleton.

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Old 01-19-2012, 03:25 PM
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I hope it works out. Hazleton desperately needs some downtown development up there. It looks pretty impressive and original too.
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:02 PM
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I'm not real hot on the appearance of the bldg in the photo, I would prefer a more historical look, but I think it's a GREAT idea!
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