Growing Power has multiple farm sites located in Wisconsin and Illinois. Some of our farms are in urban neighborhoods and other farms are in rural settings. In addition to the farms where we raise our produce and livestock, we assist other projects in Milwaukee and Chicago.
Each year Growing Power produces more than one million pounds of fresh micro-greens, fruits and vegetables in our year-round greenhouses, farm locations, community gardens, and various Milwaukee production sites. Growing Power crops include micro-greens, lettuce, carrots, chard, kale, eggplant, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, corn, green beans, and much more. We also produce tilapia and perch through our numerous aquaponics systems.
Most importantly, we grow our own soil through vermicomposting. This nutrient rich soil provides the backbone to our operations, as most soil that you find in urban areas is full of toxins and is depleted of the nutrients needed to produce healthy food. Growing Power composts over 44 million pounds of regionally generated food and organic waste and creates the highest quality, nutrient-rich compost available in the state of Wisconsin. Every yard of compost purchased from Growing Power reduces an estimated 1,500 pounds of food and organic waste from entering the landfill.