Fairfield, Iowa, greenhouse captures industrial heat

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Posted: Monday, April 14, 2014 12:00 am

FAIRFIELD, Iowa (AP) — Jan Swinton acknowledged that the industrial park on Fairfield's north side is hardly where one might expect to find the beginnings of a lush vegetable garden that will help feed the area's 1,700 schoolchildren.

But there, behind a nondescript factory, is a greenhouse sprouting spinach, radishes, pea shoots, greens and lettuce on a cold April day — thanks to its industrial partner next door.

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