In August I toured the Chicago urban farm and garden owned by Rick Bayless - chef and restaurateur. The garden features a mix of traditional beds, raised beds, containers and vertical garden space. It hosts annuals (Tropical), herbs, vegetables, Citrus, fruit, succulents, and "farm" animals.
The garden was started over 15 years ago - as a hobby, but also as a demonstration of urban agriculture and to support organic greens and vegetables for his culinary needs. Since then it's grown to cover three city lots. The vegetable growing space is over 1,000 square feet and includes indoor and "alternative growing spaces." By alternative I'm referencing porch grow-box, vertical gardens, as well as indoor space utilizing grow lights.
|Chicago Urban Garden (see the beehive)|