The London FARM: shop project will be the world's first shop that actually has a farm within it. Created by sustainable-living design company Something & Son, the project comprises turning an old retail establishment into a place that grows fruit, vegetables, fish and even poultry (via a chicken coop on the roof).
As part of Hackney's Art in Empty Spaces project, the FARM: shop project will employ new technologies to grow produce inside the store. The shop will also comprise a second-floor meeting room and a main-floor cafe that serves dishes made from the produce grown at the shop. According to Springwise, all profits will go back into the project's farming outreach program, which teaches people how to grow food.
Andy from Something & Son appears in this video and explains that the reason behind the FARM: shop project was that the group wanted to see how much food they could grow in Dalston within the time they had of the shop.
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