Room to Grow Together: Island Grown Farms Hydroponic Greenhouse Progresses

In its first winter in production the Island Grown Farms greenhouse has been harvesting up to 100 pounds of salad greens a week for Island schools and restaurants.

 The 33,000-square-foot hydroponic greenhouse is the centerpiece of the new Island Grown Farms, a planned campus-style educational farm under the Island Grown Initiative. 

But with hydroponics, a farmer isn’t bound by terra ferma limitations. 

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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.