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Growing Underground
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6.30 - 8.00pm
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**** it is with regret that we have decided to postpone this event. It has proved extremely popular and we do no wish hold it in circumstances that some may feel they do not wish to attend because of the growing risk posed by the Covid-19 virus. We are sorry, but will let you know as soon as we have an alternative date****

Speaker: Richard Ballard - Co-Founder, Growing Underground

Richard Ballard has started an agricultural revolution along with business partner Steven Dring in the form of Growing Underground. Located 100ft under the streets of London in disused WW2 Air Raid Shelter, this subterranean urban farm sustainably produces micro-greens and baby leaf using the latest LED technology. The duo are now delivering fresh hyper-local produce to retailers and the London wholesale markets.

Sustainably feeding the city from within the city, Richard is obsessed by all things green tech and the future of cities. In his talk he will explain how the process works and how yields can increase multiple times by optimising the growing environment.