Announcements

Job offersmore »



Tweeting Growers

Top 5 - yesterday

  • No news has been published yesterday.

Top 5 - last week

Top 5 - last month

Exchange ratesmore »




UK: Students' veggies lit up by gear confiscated from cannabis gangs

Hydroponic equipment confiscated from criminal drugs operations is to be used for organic food growing projects in schools thanks to a partnership between police and a social enterprise.

Educational social enterprise, Bespoke Engaging Education Services (BEES UK) is partnering with Devon and Cornwall Police to take the systems into schools across the region and train staff and students to create super-efficient food growing projects integrated into the curriculum.

Following discussions between BEES UK and police representatives, a new project has been launched to recycle the equipment for schools, creating aquaponics systems, where the vital nutrients are provided by resident fish through their waste products.

Superintendent Craig Downham said: ‘Devon and Cornwall Police prefer not to send items, which still have a useful purpose, to landfill.

‘So, this is a win-win situation, putting the equipment to good use and saving public money. We have good working relationships with many charities donating items such as bikes, clothing, foodstuffs and saleable goods.’


Publication date: 6/11/2018

 


 

Other news in this sector:

6/22/2018 Mid-winter greetings from the Antarctic greenhouse
6/22/2018 Strawberries grown in Singapore vertical farm make debut
6/22/2018 CAN (AB): Lettuce Lads look to hydroponics in valley
6/19/2018 US (NV): Indoor farming industry takes root in Las Vegas
6/19/2018 "The need to optimise growing conditions goes beyond just light"
6/19/2018 Purdue-affiliated startup travels to Togo to teach hydroponics
6/18/2018 Aussies invent automated vertical farming system
6/15/2018 US (OK): Grow filter brings sustainable agriculture to vertical farming
6/14/2018 UF/IFAS researcher to experiment with algae in space
6/14/2018 "Indoor farms could fine-tune the flavours of our food"
6/13/2018 Liberia gets aquaponics unit from UNMIL, FFDC
6/12/2018 Senior Tesla executive joins Plenty
6/12/2018 South Africans learn about vertical farming in Scotland
6/11/2018 US (NY): Shepherding vegetables from roof to restaurant
6/8/2018 UK: 5.120 m2 indoor farm comes to North Lincolnshire
6/8/2018 US (VA): Plants with a Purpose supports urban ag at VSU
6/8/2018 Belgium: ECLO produces micro-vegetables at Abattoir’s
6/7/2018 South Africa: Aquaponic farming project ticks all the boxes
6/7/2018 Antarctic greenhouse yields 120+ harvests
6/6/2018 US (LA): Niche for hydroponic vegetables, herbs discussed at meeting