Nona Yehia, Vertical Harvest
Indoor Ag-Conversations Speaker Nona Yehia is uniquely positioned in the vertical farming sphere. She is at once a practicing Architect and the Co-Founder, and CEO of the 1st vertical hydroponic greenhouse in the United States. Vertical Harvest of Jackson Hole is a cutting-edge commercial scale greenhouse that not only grows food for communities, in communities~ but futures for those who need it most.
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.
This flagship project embodies Nona’s efforts to pursue projects that have a profound impact on communities based on agricultural, economic and social innovation. Nona and her team have positioned Vertical Harvest to expand its brand to serve communities across the nation.