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Expo Milano: Ten Days Until Opening Day!

Anna Mowry

Anna Mowry

April 21, 2015


Last summer, when we announced our plan to produce the USA Pavilion at Expo Milano, the first world's fair that's all about food, we had a only a few digital renderings to illustrate our vision for this monumental project. Now, with just ten days to go until opening day, we're excited to share what is perhaps our favorite dispatch from the physical site: the construction of our vertical garden. In the photo below, cherry pickers install state-of-the-art ZipGrow™ towers from Bright Agrotech, a Wyoming-based company that builds vertical gardening products. Our 7,200-foot farm will grow 42 different varieties of vegetables, grains, and herbs. You can see a photo of a completed section on USA Pavilion's official Instagram page.

 The vertical farm at the USA Pavilion at Expo Milano

Expo Milano will take from May 1 to October 31. View our complete archive of Expo Milano coverage.

For more information about USA Pavilion, visit and follow the project on Twitter and Instagram. To learn more about Expo Milan, visit and follow the fair on Twitter and Instagram.

Anna Mowry is senior editor manager at the James Beard Foundation. Find her on Twitter and Instagram.