Farming Internship Leads to Success Story

Darius Jones is a success story. Jones is the vice president and general manager of Gar?eld Produce, a hydroponics farm in South Side Chicago. Gar?eld Produce is a small company that grows hydroponic herbs and greens, and grosses about $100,000 annually. He formerly served as coordinator of the McCormick Place Rooftop Farm, a 20,000 square-foot farm atop a parking garage in downtown Chicago. At age 17, Jones was sentenced to 15 years in Cook County for a felony.