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O'Hare's new garden to supply airport restaurants

/ Source: The Associated Press

Dining at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport couldn't get any greener.

That's because vegetables and herbs used at some airport restaurants will be grown in a garden in Terminal 3.

The city Department of Aviation says it's the world's first airport aeroponic garden. That is a method that uses air or mist to grow plants instead of dirt.

The new garden is a joint project with the travel dining group HMSHost. Produce including lettuce, peppers, green beans and herbs will go to that group's restaurants at O'Hare, including Tuscany, Blackhawks Restaurant and Wicker Park Seafood & Sushi.

The garden will provide year-round cultivation, and will feature an exhibit promoting the benefits of aeroponics.