Future Farmers of the Mall

Adaptive reuse of shopping mall as a farm
Adaptive reuse of shopping mall as a farm

Quick, name three things in your local mall. Did you say "farm"? Probably not.

Perhaps you envisioned listless teenagers, stale pretzels or exercise-minded senior citizens - you would not be alone in listing these ho-hum responses. The country is littered with disinterest in dead malls. But don't dismiss the shopping temples of yesterday too quickly. Shopping malls may be on the brink of major reinvention and adaptive reuse...as farms.

The Galleria Mall in Cleveland, Ohio is leading the way by growing organic food for mall patrons and local restaurants.

Future Farmers of America? Meet, Future Farmers of the Mall.