London air raid shelter houses carbon-neutral hydroponic farm

Tunnel-to-table salad anyone? Growing Underground, a hydroponic agriculture venture hailed as the world's largest subterranean farm, is based in a WWII air raid shelter 100 feet beneath the streets of South London.

Between the collection of sewer-clogging grease deposits to operate the world’s largest fat-fueled power station to the harnessing of Tube-generated waste heat that will hundreds of flats cozy during the winter months minus exorbitant utility bills, subterranean London has never been busier.   Now, a new scheme from Richard Ballard and Steven Dring's Zero Carbon Food startup is bringing fresh, locally produced, pesticide-free produce straight from the bowels of the British capital city up to the kitchens of locavore-minded Londoners.   http://www.mnn.com/your-home/organic-farming-gardening/blogs/london-air-raid-shelter-houses-carbon-neutral-hydroponic
08/02/2014

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