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UK: Growing Underground to open new site on London’s outskirts

A massive underground farm in Clapham is set to open a new site on London’s outskirts in a bid to ramp up its sustainable agriculture operations.

Growing Underground cultivates micro herbs and salad leaves in a former Second World War air raid shelter, 33 metres beneath the streets of the capital.

Using LEDs, hydroponics, data analytics and 100 per cent renewable energy, the 65,000sqm farm has been delivering fresh produce to hundreds of restaurants and supermarkets since 2015.

Now, it is looking to open a new site, at an undisclosed location in the city suburbs, to grow produce next to distribution centres that supply supermarkets across the UK.

Read more at the Evening Standard (Rebecca Speare-Cole)


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