Grow Up Community Farms - book a tour
16 May 2017
The GrowUp Box is the UK’s first aquaponic urban farm in a shipping container and serves as a tool to engage and educate the community about sustainable urban farming solutions. Individuals, community groups, schools and universities can book tours of The GrowUp Box which consist of an introduction to aquaponics, the social enterprise behind it and the environmental and economic relevance of urban farming. A variety of events (such as aquaponics training and family planting workshops) will be organised during the summer so get in touch with the organisers to find out more.
The GrowUp Box is a revolutionary system for food production within cities. It produces fish, salads and herbs using the combination of aquaculture (fish farming) and hydroponics (growing plants in a nutrient solution without soil). The GrowUp Box produces over 450g of fresh salad and 150kg of sustainable fish each year from a Stratford rooftop, (the box occupies the space of about two parking spaces) which all goes directly to local consumers. A circular and extremely resilient system, aquaponics produces very little waste and offers a scalable solution for growing food in the centre of the city.
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