Growing Underground – The unusual business of underground farming

33 metres below the streets of South London there are huge tunnels filled with hydroponic irrigation systems, LED lights and thousands of thriving little seedlings. This is Growing Underground, a futuristic farm with sustainability at its heart. In this episode of Business Unusual, Claudia Winkleman talks to Steven Dring and finds out what it takes to make a success of such an unconventional idea. 

Steven explains why a WW2 bomb shelter is the perfect environment for growing salads, how he and his co-founder overcame the bystander effect and what Raymond Blanc had to say about their fennel.  

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