At Growing Underground, we sustainably grow mouth-wateringly fresh micro greens and salad leaves 33 metres below the busy streets of Clapham. Using the latest hydroponic systems and LED technology, our crops are grown year-round in the perfect, pesticide-free environment that these forgotten tunnels provide. Thanks to a controlled environment, each tiny leaf tastes as amazing as the last. Our greens are unaffected by the weather and seasonal changes, and thanks to our prime location, we reduce the need to import crops and drastically reduce the food miles for retailers and consumers. And that’s something we care about, which is why our produce will travel no further than the M25.
We prioritize sustainable growing practices, and are working towards carbon neutral certification. Our hydroponics system uses 70% less water than traditional open-field farming, and all nutrients are kept within the closed-loop system removing any risk of agricultural run-off. Since we’re limiting food miles and keeping our produce local, our leaves can be in your kitchen within 4 hours of being picked and packed. Currently we are providing to wholesalers, local restaurants, and Londoners through Farmdrop, and you’ll be able to find us in the retail market soon.
"It’s great to be involved in this ambitious project, for which we have ambitious growth plans. Above all it’s fantastic to source produce so fresh in the heart of Britain’s largest city."
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