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Tunnel-Based Farms

'Growing Underground' is the World's First Urban Underground Farm

— July 7, 2015 — Art & Design
'Growing Underground' is a project with a fairly self-explanatory name -- it centers around growing (and eventually selling) plants and herbs grown 33 meters below the bustling streets of London. Situated in tunnels built during World War 11, the farm is capable of producing quality produce.

The tunnels are located below the Northern Line underground rail link in the Clapham area, and were previously used as bomb shelters for residents. The site being used to grow plants was previously able to accommodate up to 8,000 people during the dark days of the war.

What's great about Growing Underground is that it allows for urban farming year round free of weather and seasonal influence. This project will hopefully inspire other major cities to take advantage of disused and abandoned spaces to grow food.
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