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UK: Deptford (London) has its first vertical farm and it could hold the key to our urban future

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Founders of Vertical Future, Jamie and Marie-Alexandrine Burrows.

A new vertical farm has opened its doors in Deptford housed within a previously disused warehouse.

Locating the farms in urban locations can also help to cut down on delivery miles thus reducing emissions and helping to combat poor air quality, while crops can be grown year round regardless of season or weather.

Founders of Vertical Future, Jamie and Marie-Alexandrine Burrows said in a statement that their planned network of London sites will do more than just provide crops and produce, but also provide community outreach and engagement projects to help tackle some of our most pressing urban problems.

They said: “We want to make cities a better place for our children, and our urban initiatives are long-term responses to the ongoing issues of urbanisation.
“All signs following our launch have been positive and launching MiniCrops is our first real milestone as a new business.

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