BLOOMBERG BUSINESS WEEK: HOW TO FARM FISH IN THE NEVADA DESERT
Last Monday Bloomberg Business Week flew us for the day from LA to Reno, to then drive an hour South to photograph Hungry Mother Organics, a hydroponic farm. We love shoots like this, that feel like a mini-adventure where we get to learn something new. The drive from Reno to the farm was beautiful, surrounded by the arid Washoe Valley on one side, and the mountains bordering Lake Tahoe on the other. Bright sun, hot air. Mark and his son Jake greeted us kindly, and showed us around their amazing farm and passionately explained how everything worked.
Bloomberg Business Week: “Most of what is eaten in Nevada comes from beyond its borders. The state brings in about $2 billion of food each year, largely to feed tourists in Las Vegas and the Lake Tahoe resorts. Farmers, chefs, and state officials want to grow more food locally, but the climate makes farming tough. Silver State entrepreneurs are pioneering ways to cultivate the high desert. Hungry Mother Organics raises produce and fish in a greenhouse that conserves both water and energy”.
and a little behind the scenes for your enjoyment!