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Wyoming trio growing sustainable food and providing sustainable employment to the differently-abled all at once.

A story about three women who are pioneering the vertical farming industry by employing the differently-abled.

Successful employment remains a critical issue for people with disabilities; only 1 in 3 people with disabilities are employed in the United States. Often, when people with disabilities are employed, it is in entry-level positions with little room for upward mobility. In Wyoming, there is a 78% unemployment rate for people with disabilities. Three women from Jackson, Wyoming set out to change this harsh reality by providing those great prospects of employment plus allowing them to become an integral part of a sustainable future. Their company Vertical harvest is an environment-friendly solution that aims to supplement traditional agriculture by developing controlled indoor growing environment that saves space, water and energy usage.

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