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Vertical Farming, Greenhouses And Community Impact With Nona Yehia

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In 2009, Nona started work on Vertical Harvest of Jackson Hole. Following her passion for local food and experiences growing up with a brother with developmental disabilities, Nona conceived of a three story hydroponic greenhouse that employs people with developmental disabilities while producing local food for the community year round. In 2016 Vertical Harvest opened its doors as a 'for profit business with a non profit soul'. This flagship project embodies Nona’s efforts to pursue projects that are able to have a profound impact on communities based on architectural, economic and social innovation.

Nona is uniquely positioned in the vertical farming sphere as she is at once a practicing Architect, the Co-Founder, part owner, and CEO of a cutting edge greenhouse, Vertical Harvest of Jackson Hole. This combination has cultivated expertise in both the design and implementation of innovative systems and programs that position Vertical Harvest to be a model for communities around the globe.

Emy DiGrappa is the producer and host of ThinkWY Radio. She has over 20 years’ experience in marketing and public relations and was the creator and host of The Mountain Muse radio show, which has grown into ThinkWY Radio, with support from the Wyoming Humanities Council. She lives and works in Jackson. DiGrappa collaborates with many people to provide interesting and colorful interviews for her listening audience.
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