Nona Yehia, Vertical Harvest
Nona is uniquely positioned in the vertical farming sphere as she is at once a practicing Architect, the Co-Founder, part owner, and CEO of a cutting edge greenhouse, Vertical Harvest of Jackson Hole. This combination of skills has cultivated expertise in both the design and implementation of innovative systems and programs that position Vertical Harvest to be a model towards sustainable communities based on architectural, economic and social innovation. .
Following her passion for local food and experiences growing up with a brother with developmental disabilities, Nona conceived of this 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 as a social impact business that does good by doing well. This flagship project embodies Nona’s efforts to replicate what was started in Wyoming in order to bring empowerment, sustainability, wellness and inspiration to communities around the globe.