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A Look Inside Bowery Farming's New South Bethlehem Vertical Farm | WDIY Local News

What looks like just another warehouse on the south side of Bethlehem houses what may be the future of agriculture – and they call it a vertical farm.

Bowery Farming has just opened its third Bowery food production farm on brownfield land where industrial processes related to Bethlehem Steel used to take place.

Last week, state and local officials gathered to celebrate the opening, including Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, Northampton County Executive Lamont McClure and Bethlehem Mayor J. William Reynolds.

WDIY's Marcie Lightwood has more.

(Original air-date: 5/30/22)

Marcie Lightwood came to WDIY to set up WDIY's first on-air membership drive, and she has stayed with the station ever since. Marcie is a self-employed social worker, specializing in parenting education, working with people in poverty and group facilitation. Currently, Marcie serves as local host for NPR's All Things Considered on Friday afternoons along with producing special WDIY news features. She is the mother of four grown children and lives in Allentown.
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