MCCORMICK PLACE ROOFTOP FARM

The half-acre garden atop McCormick Place began as part of the West Building’s LEED certification process and quickly grew to embody our commitment to sustainable operations. Home to a nearly 100 different varieties of vegetables, fruits, herbs, edible flowers, perennials, native prairie flowers and a small orchard plus 20,000 honey bees, butterflies and worms, the garden yields 8,000+ pounds of seasonal, farm-fresh plenty every year.

This bounty is used in SAVOR…Chicago’s restaurants, shared with our neighbors and used to showcase on the world stage what can be done with a simple convention center roof.

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