Ideas
Explore the world's #1 largest database of ideas and innovations, with 467,593 inspiring examples.
Trend Reports
Discover why 1,264 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join 315,029 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
Consumer Insights
Uncover major shifts and emerging opportunities with our exclusive PRO research.
Trend Reports
Discover why 1,264 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join 315,029 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
Advisory & Services
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Trend Reports
Get fast, customized trend reports, presentations and deep dives 20x faster than traditional research.
Plans
Get started today with a free consultation, our self-serve tools, or a dedicated program.
Articles & Magazine
Get inspired with our 4,211 innovation strategy articles, keynote, videos and innovation tools.
Innovation Awards
Trend Hunter’s Innovation Strategy Awards recognize the best innovation tactics gathered from our interviews with some of the world's most notable business leaders, authors and change makers.
Advisory & Services
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Innovation Assessment
Enhance your innovation potential with a deeper understanding of your unique innovation archetype and how your organization benchmarks.
FuturistU
Prepare for the years ahead with 100+ lessons, tactics, tools and frameworks with our full learning database.
Innovation Books
Join 20,000,000 people getting better and faster with our New York Times Bestselling books and keynote videos.
Jeremy Gutsche
Ignite your event or virtual event with our CEO, a NY Times Bestselling Author and one of the top innovation keynote speakers.
Our Team of Speakers & Virtual Presenters
Inspire your group with our most popular speakers on innovation, trends, change and futurism.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Custom Masterclasses
Join the world's leading brands who leverage our custom programs to accelerate innovation.
FuturistU 5-Day Program
Become a Futurist with our immersive 5-Day program at Future Festival World Summit.
Online eLearning
Learn the fundamentals of futurism and trends with 100+ online courses about innovation.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
Contact
Get in touch to learn more, ask a question or submit a tip.
About Us
Learn more about Trend Hunter and how we accelerate innovation.
Follow-Us
Join our 3,500,000 social media followers, on the cutting edge.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
FAQ
Get answers to common questions about Trend Hunter.
Community
Stay on the cutting-edge with the help of the Trend Hunter community.
Team
Meet the team trusted by hundreds of leading businesses worldwide.
Jobs
Find opportunities to accelerate your career with the #1 Trend Firm.
News
Catch up on noteworthy Trend Hunter news and media mentions.
Join
Build a portfolio and put your trend-spotting abilities to the test.
Advertising
Supercharge your marketing by partnering with Trend Hunter.
Portfolio
Visit your public portfolio and browse your past articles.
Add a Trend
Write up an article and showcase your trend-spotting skills.
My Trends
Edit your articles and see how they stack up on the leaderboards.
Settings
Edit your profile, connect your social media accounts, and more.
Add a trend, customize your dashboard, or track topics.
Future Festival
Innovation Events
Join the world's top innovators at our in person events.
Free Webinars
Learn to innovate through chaos, navigate the new normal and maintain work culture from home.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Search our database of 467,593 cutting edge ideas.

Revamped War Shelter Farms

These World War II Shelters are Turned Into Underground Farms

— February 10, 2014 — Lifestyle
A company in the city of London has transformed air raid shelters that were used during World War II into a leafy green growing environment called 'Growing Underground.' The company uses a hydroponics system, which is a method using nutrient solutions in water. It also uses LED lighting to accompany the process.

Zero Carbon Food grows a variety of nine different kinds of veggies and three different herbs. They grow these veggies and herbs year round in this 2.5 acre underground shelter underneath the London Underground Northern Line.

Zero Carbon Food is co-founded by Richard Ballard and Steven Dring and the Growing Underground finds satisfaction in being a carbon neutral operation. The growing environment estimates that it uses 70% less water than the traditional open-field farming systems. Not only does the Growing Underground provide eco-friendly food, it also aims to reduce the "food miles." This is the time it takes it get on your plate.
Trend Themes
1. Hydroponic Farming - The use of hydroponics in underground farms presents an opportunity for sustainable and efficient food production.
2. Underground Agriculture - Repurposing underground spaces for farming offers a unique solution to limited land availability in urban areas.
3. Carbon-neutral Operations - Embracing carbon-neutral practices in food production contributes to environmental sustainability and reduces the carbon footprint of the industry.
Industry Implications
1. Agriculture - The agriculture industry can explore the use of hydroponics and repurposing underground spaces to improve food production efficiency and sustainability.
2. Renewable Energy - The renewable energy industry can provide innovative solutions for powering underground farms, further enhancing their sustainability.
3. Urban Development - Urban development industries can find opportunities in repurposing underground spaces for agriculture to address the challenge of limited land availability.
1.6
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness