The issue of how best to improve the quality of life in East End of Bridgeport, CT has long frustrated residents and City officials. Heroes Village has proposed an innovative solution for a community in transition. Our Urban Agriculture Center will include an 80,000 sq. ft state of the art hydroponic greenhouse that will provide about 800,000 pounds of high quality produce for commercial sale as well as an adjacent retail center that will sell subsidized food to the residents of Bridgeport, helping to alleviate an ‘urban food desert’ - a community that lacks supermarkets stocked with high quality food. A community center will also be constructed next to the retail center where an extension program of the University of Connecticut’s Department of Agriculture will train the greenhouse workers, offer agriculture courses to the community and show local schoolchildren the benefits of sustainable agriculture. In addition to creating dozens of jobs, the Urban Agriculture Center will be a model of sustainability by recycling 90% of the water used for growing and requiring no pesticides.
Heroes Village expects to construct an additional five Urban Agriculture Centers in Connecticut over the next three years as well as a national rollout of state of the art hydroponic greenhouses, the future of food production in America.