Farmory breathes new life into Green Bay community

NeighborWorks Green Bay receives a $50,000 grant towards building a farmory in Green Bay, October 26, 2015. (WLUK)

New life is coming to an empty armory in Green Bay.

"NeighborWorks" Green Bay received $50,000 towards transforming a building on Chicago Street into a "farmory".

The concept is to create an indoor farm system.

Some food will be grown by using hydroponics, which is growing plants in water, without soil.

Officials say many people get the credit for helping to reach this point.

"The farmory project is the brainchild of a whole host of individuals that have come together, each pursuing different interests that have now synthesized in the plans to bring this 20,000-square foot building to life," said Noel Halvorsen, Executive Director of NeighborWorks in Green Bay.

Officials say they've raised several hundred-thousand dollars for the project through various donations.

They say next month they should know exactly how much it will cost to get the farmory up and running.


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