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FARM: shop – East London’s radical experiment in food growing and community building

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Paul Smyth, co-founder of the FARM: shop, shows a friend some hydroponic basil.

FARM: shop in Dalston is a revolutionary new take on urban food self-sufficiency: a cafe and community hub with its own rooftop chicken coop, pigs and floating garden

By David Hawkins
The Ecologist
14th January, 2011

Excerpt:

As soon as you enter the building it’s clear that every corner has been thoroughly investigated for its growing potential; there are plants everywhere, sprouting from unlikely angles, twisting in the lights, floating on rafts. ‘The idea here is to grow the maximum amount of food as efficiently as possible, keeping the labour to minimum’, says Paul Smyth, one of the co-founders.

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January 22, 2011   Comments Off on FARM: shop – East London’s radical experiment in food growing and community building