SEATTLE - A Seattle charity organization is now in the urban farming business.
The Millionair Club Charity has created a hydroponic farm in the basement of its Seattle shelter.
Farm Manager Chris Bajuk said hydroponics is by far the most environmental form of farming. He explained there are no pests, so no pesticides, no emissions and very little transportation of the crops. The Club will use the fresh produce to feed homeless and jobless vistors to the shelter and will donate some to other local charities. It will also sell some of it to local restaurants like Tuta Bella.
Tuta Bella Executive Chef Brian Gojdics said his restaurants want to buy fresh and local produce to serve their customers. This product is same day fresh and is only blocks away from the restaurant.
Millionair Club Executive Director said money raised from selling the produce will be used to enhance the Club’s successful jobs training program. That program will now be expanded to teach people hydroponic farming.