Co-Founder and current board member of FarmTech Society, Penny McBride has worked for the past 15 years in sustainable food solutions and organic waste management systems. She serves as the Vice Chair to the international Association for Vertical Farming, promoting information sharing to promote progress and development in the Vertical Farming Industry.
Penny co-founded Vertical Harvest of Jackson, which is a three-story hydroponic greenhouse that not only supplies fresh produce to local grocery stores and restaurants, but also employs individuals with developmental disabilities. The greenhouse is one of the first of its kind in the world. Through the years of project development and implementation of Vertical Harvest, Penny gained a vast amount of experience understanding greenhouses systems, building codes, fundraising, and community development.
Penny has created a dynamic consulting team to help new urban farms sprout throughout the world. Located in the beautiful mountains of Jackson, Wyoming, she is inspired by the natural beauty that surrounds her.
With an MA in Environment and Community from Antioch University, which demonstrated that utilizing a systems approach to finding creative solutions to many of today’s planetary pressures, Penny has been able to successfully apply these principles through her professional career.