Why Urban Farming?
Vertical urban farming has developed in response to widespread concern about the impact of transporting our food. We all want to reduce our carbon footprint and eat sustainable, healthy food. Square Mile Farms wants to put farms back at the centre of the communities they feed.
Urban farming combines centuries-old hydroponic growing techniques with modern lighting and sensor technology, creating a perfectly controlled environment in which to grow leafy greens and herbs.
Grown in an indoor setting using vertical growing techniques, space can be optimised, yields maximised, waste reduced and healthy, happy, nutritious plants produced. And all of this regardless of the season, weather conditions or temperatures outside. Urban farming is also entirely pesticide free so it’s not damaging the soil or local habitats.
Nestled right next to customers, this proximity means food can be delivered without freight travelling hundreds or even thousands of miles, little or no refrigeration is needed, and wasteful plastic packaging can be avoided.