Mayor Steven M. Fulop announced today a new partnership between AeroFarms, the world leader in vertical farming, and the Jersey City Housing Authority (JCHA) with a resolution going before the Jersey City Municipal Council this week to provide free, nutritious food to residents most in need by opening two vertical farming locations within public houses sites – Curries Woods and Marion Gardens. The public housing farming locations, which will be funded by the City, will greatly increase healthy food access where needed most while also encouraging our most vulnerable residents to pursue a healthier lifestyle.
The Jersey City Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), AeroFarms, and Jersey City Housing Authority will also collaborate with the Boys & Girls Club and Head Start Early Childhood Learning programs located onsite at both locations to support produce distribution and healthy eating education. The resolution will be voted on by the City Council on Wednesday, February 24th, 2021.
Read InsiderNJ's article "Jersey City Vertical Farming Program to Open in Two Public Housing Locations, Targeting Most Vulnerable Residents," featuring the Jersey City Housing Authority.