Ever wondered what’s underground? Well, underneath the Northern Line by Clapham North Tube Station, a subterranean farm will be growing. Construction work is currently underway for underground farm, Zero Carbon Food.
In what used to be shelter from air raids in World War II, Richard Ballard and Steven Dring are working alongside Chef Michel Roux Jr to create a working farm, underground.
There will be 2.5 acres of growing space for miniature vegetables, shoots, and micro-herbs. All the products will be sold at supermarkets.
The farm will be carbon neutral, will have low LED bulbs and will have an integrated hydroponics system.
Being underground at 100 feet, the produce will be kept at 16 degrees centigrade throughout the year.
This exciting new project will open later this year.