Subterranean Farm to Harvest 2.5 Acres of Produce 100 Feet Below Ground Level
Taking farming to a whole new level
London’s first subterranean farm, ‘Growing Underground’ is about to harvest pea shoots, radishes, celery, and other produce amounting to 2.5 acres of fresh food – all from 100 feet below ground level.
The project was partially crowd funded, with phase one costing around $1.1 million to build. The trio wants to provide microgreens and other vegetables to London sustainably, with zero environmental impact.
The underground farmers will soon move to phase two of their business plan which will involve using hyper-local supplier Farmdrop to deliver vegetables to Londoners.
‘Growing Underground’ is busy getting ready for their next harvest which will be delivered to area businesses within four hours of being ‘picked.’
Christina Sarich is a humanitarian and freelance writer helping you to Wake up Your Sleepy Little Head, and See the Big Picture. Her blog is Yoga for the New World. Her latest book is Pharma Sutra: Healing the Body And Mind Through the Art of Yoga.