What We Do...
Organics of Chicago will build urban farms in order to provide organic produce to food deserts and transitional housing, employment and empowerment programming to individuals in need.
Our Business Model...
Organics will begin executing on their business model by renovating a distressed building in a key urban location in the Chicagoland area in order to function as an organic center. This center will house state-of-the-art aeroponic technology designed to grow USDA certified organic fruits and vegetables. This facility will strive to be “off the grid” or energy independent, equipped with geothermal, solar and wind assisted technologies to accomplish this goal.
In essence, we create indoor urban farms without soil or pesticides safeguarded from the risks of weather and infestations inherent in other forms of farming. These products will provide discounted high-quality produce to local residents who may not currently have access to such affordable and healthy alternatives, as a portion of the crop will be sold at a discount to market in a retail storefront located at the facility and through various local farmers markets. Organics wholesale distribution model of farming high-demand organically grown products supports both the altruistic efforts of the company while providing the necessary capital to sustain daily operations and allow for further growth of the business model. The intention is to create an environment that fosters creative thinking and training while helping support neighborhood growth and development. These initiatives are all internally fostered, while additionally promoting a community and city wide awareness program focused around nutrition, supportive housing and neighborhood sustainability initiatives. The center also welcomes students to explore the benefits of socially-responsible urban farming practices and renewable energy while inviting Chicago residents to attend weekly farmers markets. Researchers from around the world will have access to our on-site laboratory in combination with our in-house research and development team. Organics has already initiated partnerships with local Universities with the combined goal of generating new and innovative breakthroughs in the urban farming industry.
Organics will be more than just an urban farm. The building will include low-income or supportive housing apartments. The units will house challenged individuals while providing job training and personal development support. In conjunction with an established social welfare provider partner, Organics will provide individuals in crisis with transitional support and training. The goal of the education and training program is to ultimately lead to long-term employment opportunities in the organic produce wholesale and retail industries.
PLANTS! PEOPLE! PLANET!
Organics of Chicago – growing healthy neighborhoods, lives and lifestyles through the best of green innovation and social responsibility!