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


WWII Bomb Shelter Becomes Hi Tech Salad Farm Deep Under London Bloomberg Business

WWII Bomb Shelter Becomes Hi Tech Salad Farm Deep Under London Bloomberg Business

Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2...

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.

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Wonderful. Seems like similar techniques to those used growing lettuce in space. 

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