Growing tomatoes on the tarmac.


During my travels I am taking lots of photos of things I think you might find interesting. Today I want to share with you a photo tour of a unique little spot I found inside of O’Hell O’Hare airport.

According to O’Hare’s website, their aeroponic garden is the first in the world. I wasn’t sure what the difference between aeroponic and hydroponic gardening was, but after a little google, I learned that the two forms of gardening are very similar, but there are differences on how water and nutrients are delivered to the roots of the plants. I also learned that there is no difference in the quality or THC levels of the weed grown via these two methods, I’m willing to bet that this also applies to swiss chard and tomatoes.

So does this garden project make O’Hare airport money? I doubt it. It doesn’t provide enough food to fend off much more than a single planeload of hungry passengers, however I admire the initiative that O’Hare has shown in creating this project. It’s nice to see a little green growing in the depths of winter and hopefully ignite some interest in gardening among the masses. Even if only one of the pieces of lettuce in my overpriced salad came from the onsite garden, I still think that’s neat.

Have you seen the Urban Garden at O’Hare? What did you think?


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3 Comments on Growing tomatoes on the tarmac.

  1. AirportsMadeSimple
    February 4, 2014 at 5:08 pm (6 years ago)

    It looks so cool! I had no idea. It’s a big airport, so we’re usually in and out quickly. Thanks for the post! Have a good evening. D

  2. Wendy Naranjo
    February 4, 2014 at 6:14 pm (6 years ago)

    That is a really neat idea!! Thank you for sharing!

  3. Rachel G
    March 9, 2014 at 5:23 pm (6 years ago)

    I was just at the O’Hare airport, but it’s so large that I didn’t run into this little garden. That’s very interesting looking!