Reimagining sustainable farms
After 20 years of helping clients in the organic industry, we wanted to make our own mark. Fred Haberman and three partners looked at an abandoned brewery in St. Paul and saw the potential for large-scale local food production. In 2014, the agency helped launch Urban Organics, a sustainable aquaponics farm, where fresh veggies and fish grow together year-round. One of the first USDA-certified-organic facilities in the country, Urban Organics is not only increasing access to healthy food, it has ignited more than $200 million in economic development and hundreds of new jobs.
Haberman secured high-profile recognition locally, nationally and internationally by Newsweek, Fast Company and The Guardian, which called Urban Organics one of the 10 most innovative projects from around the world.