Following on from my post on indoor planting 'Breathe some Life Inside' I discovered the combined art of two disciplines; Hydroponics and Design. I wanted to start with this project; a hydroponic farm in a network of tunnels under south London that could supply local and retailers with fresh herbs and vegetables.
Richard Ballard and Steven Dring's Growing Underground project is located in tunnels beneath the London Underground's Northern Line that were originally built as air-raid shelters during the Second World War.
The hydroponic farming method involves growing plants in a mineral-rich solution on specially constructed growing platforms under controlled temperature and lighting conditions.
The farm's subterranean location means that the farmers don't need to worry about pests and diseases, or Britain's unpredictable weather.