MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A group of food professionals say they are planning a project that will help improve the health of Memphis residents while also fighting urban blight.
The Memphis Daily News (http://bit.ly/UzNv8v) reports that Green Girl Produce plans to create the city's first indoor vertical farm, which will supply residents with microgreens that are organic, cost-effective and available year-round.
Emma Self, a silkscreen printer, gardener and veteran of the restaurant industry, says microgreens offer "intense flavor, texture and vivid color" to dishes and they are very nutritious.
Green Girl Produce plans to use special lighting and an automated, re-circulating hydroponic system.
The company plans to lease an old 1,260-square-foot building on Broad Avenue for their farm.
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