04 Mar 2015

Growing Underground - innovation under the streets of London!

Innovation under the streets of London!

Growing Underground are growing sustainable, fresh micro greens and salad leaves 33 metres under the streets of Clapham using the latest hydroponic systems and LED technology.The Rijk Zwaan UK management team visited them to see their innovative use of a WW1 underground shelter where crops can be grown year-round in the perfect, pesticide-free environment. Because they have total control over the growing conditions Growing Underground say that each tiny leaf tastes as amazing as the last and because they are unaffected by the weather and seasonal changes they can reduce the need to import crops and drastically reduce the food miles for retailers and consumers. Read more about the Rijk Zwaan team`s visit to Growing underground at http://growing-underground.com