Farm on sheridan

In Illinois, 1 in 10 working adults struggle with hunger.  In economically distressed communities where nutritious food resources may be limited, families experience higher rates of physical and mental health issues as a result.  Urban indoor farms can alleviate some of these challenges.

is having reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.

Healthy & Nutritious

Crops are raised indoors so no pesticides are needed.

Locally produced

Fruits and vegetables are grown in urban settings, greatly reducing transportation costs and environmental impact.

Creates jobs

Many urban areas suffer from high unemployment, crime, and poverty.

Why aquaponics?

  • Produces products year-round in controlled environment
  • Grow lights are more efficient and use less energy than conventional farming
  • Uses 90% less water than traditional farming and grow 2x as fast
  • Does not require acres of farmland
  • Truly organic: fertilizer and pesticide free
  • One system grows 6x more per square foot than traditional farming

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Adelante Center for Entrepreneurship
420 West Clayton Street
Waukegan, IL 60085

contact@adelantecenter.org
​224.656.5950
 Adelante Center for Entrepreneurship is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit program focused on creating wealth and jobs in communities with economic challenges.

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