Largest Subterranean Hydroponic Farm in London

An underground WWII bomb shelter in London has been converted, thanks to new techniques, into the largest subterranean hydroponic farm.

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A bomb shelter created during World War II, to house and protect nearly 8,000 people, located 100 feet below the streets of London.

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Now entrepreneurs Richard Ballard and Steven Drin, developed in the shelter the world’s first subterranean farm called Growing Underground.

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At Growing Underground we grow sustainable and mouth-wateringly fresh micro greens and salad leaves 33 metres under the busy streets of Clapham. Using the latest hydroponic systems and LED technology, our crops can be grown year-round in the perfect, pesticide-free environment that these forgotten tunnels provide. Because we have total control over their environment, each tiny leaf tastes as amazing as the last and because they are unaffected by the weather and seasonal changes, we can reduce the need to import crops and drastically reduce the food miles for retailers and consumers.



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