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WWII Bomb Shelter Becomes Hi-Tech Salad Farm Deep Under London

Date: 3 September 2015
Author: Olivia Solon

The vertical farms are made up of many growing beds stacked on top of each other inside tunnels and warehouses.

Thirty-three meters under the streets of central London is an old World War II bomb shelter that’s been transformed into a hi-tech underground farm.

The long tunnels beneath Clapham are being filled with stacked layers of hydroponic beds – forming “vertical farms” – for growing salads and herbs that can be delivered to tables in the city within four hours of harvesting.

The growing system uses energy-efficient LEDs instead of sun, no pesticides, needs 70 percent less water than growing plants in open fields, and less energy than a greenhouse.

“The whole system runs automatically, with an environmental computer controlling the lighting, temperature, nutrients and air flow,” explains Steven Dring, co-founder of the company behind the operation, Zero Carbon Food. Continue reading WWII Bomb Shelter Becomes Hi-Tech Salad Farm Deep Under London