App Harvest Plans Massive Solar Greenhouse

Could increasing agricultural production be part of the solution to Appalachia’s economic woes? WMMT DJ Jim Webb interviews Jonathan Webb, founder and CEO of App Harvest which has announced plans to build and operate a large-scale, high-tech solar greenhouse on a reclaimed stripmine in Pike County, KY. Webb wants to build lots of greenhouses which he says are environmentally sound and could provide jobs and a major source of produce for the whole region. But first, project engineers must address the challenges of building massive greenhouses on the unstable soil left by mining.