Urban Agriculture Center









Funding Needed


Start Up:  ______


Use of Funds

Legal fees


Build out of greenhouse, restaurant

Repair of building

Seeds and soil


Projected Annual Budget


Income: 100,000


Income: wholesale, retail

Expenses: processing, cricket food



Skills & Experience Needed


Growing expertise



Competitive Advantage

  Locally grown

 Adaptive reuse of existing buildings

Works with local youth


Problem Worth Solving

Cities with crumbling and aging infrastructure in historic districts are faced with a necessity to renovate and maintain these structures to certain standards, or raze the buildings.  Such districts face other forms of decay and disinvestment, especially in the food sector.

Your Solution

Adaptive reuse and repurpose of existing historic buildings to create an urban agriculture center and food hub.  This structure could include a greenhouse, in which vertical growing and hydroponics are utilized, a nursery, packaging center for produce grown on site, a restaurant, and a market and event space.


Market Opportunity - Who are your target customers and how will you reach them? How will you distribute your product or service? How does your idea meet an opportunity for import replacement?

On site, the space can host a winter farmers market and restaurant, providing space and relieving the necessity to buy produce from outside the region in the off-season. 

Off site, the entity can provide produce year round to nearby markets and local delivery services can deliver right to consumers.



Your Competition

Other microgreens growers producers locally

Large greens growers

Idea Pitch - What are you selling? Why is it important?

The urban agriculture center provides an opportunity for the community and city to come together to rehabilitate existing infrastructure and provide a neighborhood center for food-based activity.