I'M absolutely thrilled to announce that my article "From N16 to SW9: How London’s Urban Farmers are Cultivating the City" has been published by Modern Farmer this week. The article features three London-based food producers: GrowUp Urban Farms, Barnes & Webb, and Brixton Brewery. Here's a glimpse of the article's content...
One of the most expensive cities in the world, London is not known for its urban agriculture. Yet a new generation of farmers is starting to change all that by transforming the city’s underground tunnels, industrial warehouses, and rooftops into urban acreage.
Cultivating derelict and under-utilized spaces, urban beekeepers, growers, and brewers are leading a green revolution in one’s of Europe’s most densely populated cities. Although in its infancy, young entrepreneurs with a commitment to sustainable growing and food production are finding opportunities to grow food commercially. From the UK’s first acquaponic vertical farm to a bee apiary that spans the city’s gardens and rooftops, we look at three businesses who are leading the way.
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