What do you do with an underground World War II bunker? Well, if you’re Richard Ballard and Steven Dring, entrepreneurs from Britain, you convert it into an urban farm. Growing Underground, as the farm is called, is 100 feet beneath the ground and consists of 2.5 acres. It’s only accessible via a spiral staircase comprised of 129 steps located close to the Clapham North station, boingboing reports.
The urban farm uses no pesticides, operates on minimal energy and makes little environmental impact. Crops at Growing Underground are grown “in a sealed clean-room environment with a bespoke ventilation system, advanced LED lighting and a sophisticated irrigation system,” boingboing reports. The produce will be sold to buyers at Covent Garden beginning in a few weeks’ time.