O'Hare food garden to supply airport's restaurants

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  1. sobore
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    http://travel.usatoday.com/flights/post/2011/09/chicago-garden-food-ohare/548469/1

    "Farm-to-table" restaurants are popping all over the country. Now that trend appears to be catching on at airports, too.


    That's thanks to what Chicago's ABC 7 bills as "the world's first aeroponic garden in an airport." It opened at Chicago O'Hare last week.
    ABC 7 says "swiss chard, red habanero peppers, and onion chives are just a few of the 44 different types of organic herbs and vegetables growing in the middle of busy O'Hare Airport. The garden is tucked in the rotunda building, the area that connects terminals 2 and 3."
    "It's a constant opportunity to cultivate, educate and bring kind of a tranquil area to the airport," Aviation commissioner Rosemarie Andolino says to ABC 7.

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    If anyone is interested I took some photos and posted about this in the AA forum a few days ago when I stumbled upon it. It's a nice, quiet place to wait out a flight.

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    Didn't that used to be the int'l departure area? I recall a nice restaurant there too, many years ago.
     

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