Saturday, February 24, 2024

Underground Farm Opens Up in London’s Abandoned World War II Bunkers

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by Shaunacy Ferro

A bomb shelter from World War II has become London’s hottest new farm. Growing Underground, opening this week, is the epitome of local food: everything is grown right under the streets of Clapham, in south London. 

“Tunnels that 70 years ago contained beds to house Londoners now contain beds to feed Londoners,” the farmers say. 

The project turns infrastructure made to house frightened citizens into a way to feed the city using fewer resources than traditional farming, which requires more land and trucks to ship the final product into restaurants and markets. They hope to get the project certified carbon-neutral, making Londoners’ salads will be even more guilt-free than usual. 

 

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Source:  Mental Floss

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