Boise Vertical Farm
The Ripple Effect
One small change can make a big impact. When an addict starts on the road to recovery, the positive impact starts with the individual, but with time, it expands to family, then to the community, and finally to the society at large. At Boise Vertical Farm, we want to help create that initial drop in the bucket of change.
Jeff Middleton is an Idaho native, having grown up in the eastern part of the state. During his numerous years as a pharmacist, business manager and business owner he lived throughout the state, where he enjoyed cycling, camping, backpacking and skiing all that Idaho has to offer. For 35 years, Jeff has experienced the depths of hopelessness and desperation from active drug and alcohol addiction. Having achieved recovery for the past nine years, Jeff believes that drug and alcohol addiction is a community problem, which requires a community solution. One such solution is Boise Vertical Farm (BVF), founded in 2017 by Jeff and Crystal Spencer. The mission of BVF is to create a safe community that provides hope and employment for recovering individuals by growing local produce.