Future Jobs: Unlocking the secrets of urban farming in a Bristol shipping container

Michael Holder
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VIDEO: Grow Bristol delivers fresh leafy greens grown in a shipping container to city shops and restaurants by bike

Food often travels long distances to reach shops and restaurants. But demand for ultra-local food is growing.

Using special hydroponic lighting, crops can now be grown indoors without sunlight or soil. Based in city centres, so-called 'urban farms' can reduce water, pesticide, and land use - as well as transport emissions.

Grow Bristol is one such pioneering project and it is already delivering fresh leafy greens to city shops and restaurants by bike - all from a shipping container in the centre of the city.

BusinessGreen went to see how special techniques enable the company to grow 100kg of nutrient-rich leafy greens each month. Could this be the future of farming?

The BusinessGreen Future Jobs Hub is supported by Green GB Week

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