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Indianapolis Warehouse to Become Organic Hydroponic Farm

INDIANAPOLIS (AP): Workers are turning an old warehouse in Indianapolis into an organic hydroponic farm.

Sustainable Local Foods is converting the 61,000-square-foot warehouse into an urban farm using technology perfected by the company in Toledo, Ohio. That system will use a tiered, organic hydroponic system to grow produce year-round to be sold in Indiana grocery stores.

The Indianapolis Star (http://indy.st/1hKk6LS ) reports the warehouse is located on the city's east side, an area the Obama administration has singled out as a prime place for redevelopment. The community's poverty rate is about 47 percent and its unemployment rate is about 24 percent.

Eleven local jobs are expected to be created by the project.

The farm will produce basil, mustard greens and kale as its first crops.

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