Experience Higher Education Food Innovation Building Kalamazoo Valley Community College Food Innovation Building Kalamazoo, Michigan // 16,500 sq. ft. The Food Innovation Building contains space for four major program elements: food education, flexible indoor growing, outdoor growing, and food safety and processing. A daylight-filled classroom is located across the hall from the large indoor growing area which allows students to explore new trends, such as hydroponics and aquaponics. A separate outdoor greenhouse is adjacent to the building where a variety of foods can be harvested year-round. Students learn about food safety, food harvesting measures, and cleaning consumables in a large processing area and lab space filled with state-of-the-art equipment and technology.