Downtown Lafayette tower farm aims to promote sustainable future

Samantha Thieke Published: December 29, 2016, 4:43 pm - wlfi.com

Red Giant Union, an organization focused on creating more sustainable communities, is on a mission to build a vertical farm space in downtown Lafayette. (WLFI Photo)LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A passion for a sustainable future is the motivation behind an organization’s effort to bring a vertical farm to downtown Lafayette.

News 18 spoke with a local member of Red Giant Union about its mission to educate the community about a greener lifestyle while providing healthy foods year-round.

“We have about ten years to make a change in the way that we’re doing things before we’re going to see extreme consequences,” explained Red Giant Union Volunteer Iris O’Donnell Bellisario.

According to O’Donnell Bellisario, agricultural water consumption is projected to lead to extreme water shortages, that will lead to a lack of food and water for everyone.

However, there is a solution.

A passion for a sustainable future is the motivation behind an organization's effort to bring a vertical farm to downtown Lafayette.