Fea0063537.DT News. Growing Underground. Clapham High Street.Entrepreneurs Richard Ballard and Steven Dring are planning to transform the passageways under Londonâs Northern Line which were built during WWII as Air Raid Shelters into the worldâs largest subterranean farm. The project, named âGrowing Underground,â would grow 2.5 acres of fresh veggies for London restaurants and supermarkets. The ambitious project is backed by Michelin-starred chef Michel Roux Jr.Pic Shows Michel Roux Jnr underground with the Mustard, Peashhoots and radish
(N.Morgan) In an unexpected advancement in agriculture, London is to become the first city to house an underground farm in what was once a WW2 Air Raid shelter.
This innovative idea was proposed as the brainchild of West Country entrepreneurs Richard Ballard and Steven Dring, in partnership with Michel Roux Jr, the Michelin-starred chef.
Growing Underground, the capital’s only subterranean farm, will start trading to restaurateurs in Covent Garden within weeks.
The farm, in old World War II tunnels beneath the Northern Line at Clapham.
The produce offered will be Pea shoots, radishes, mustard, coriander, celery, parsley and rocket.