Gardening for good on Sunny Side Up: Unique urban farm in Willoughby helps train veterans

Gardening for good on Sunny Side Up: Unique urban farm in Willoughby helps train veterans
A look inside the vertical farm at OD Greens in Willoughby

WILLOUGHBY, OH (WOIO) - A Willoughby company is getting national recognition for its urban farm.

OD Greens in Willoughby grows lettuce, arugula and other greens inside of a 40-foot shipping container. It is then sold to restaurants in Northeast Ohio

The produce is grown vertically, meaning one container can grow as much as two traditionally-farmed acres.

OD Greens on Sunny Side Up

The business also hires disabled veterans and assists them in getting workplace training. The concept has caught the attention of a national contest for veteran entrepreneurs. OD Greens is a finalist in the competition, which gives funding to small businesses.

You can place your vote here.

Owner, operator and veteran Don Tobul came on “Sunny Side Up” to talk about OD Greens.

“Sunny Side Up” airs on CBS and is streamed each weekday morning at 9 a.m. on the Cleveland 19 News Facebook page, Cleveland 19.com, and on the Amazon Fire and Roku channels.

The show features discussions on trending topics, guests, and more.

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