Described as the only organic farm in Paris, this underground farm uses hydroponics to bring life back to abandoned urban spaces. From indoor farming startup Cycloponics, La Caverne is a fully underground endeavor that does not rely on soil or natural sunlight.
The new underground farm is located beneath an old parking lot in the north Parisian neighborhood of La Chapelle. The 3600 square foot subterranean urban farm offers environmentally responsible, local products that are harvested the same day they're delivered (via bicycle) to restaurants and markets. La Caverne grows herbs, lettuces and mushrooms using nutrient-rich water and low-energy LED lighting.
This new venture demonstrates one way to revitalize inner cities and create healthier communities.