Vertical growing, fuelled by fish.
We're aquaponic urban farmers in LondonNew 2018 tour and training dates announced!
We engage, educate and inspire communities about sustainable food production and help people make informed decisions about the food they buy and eat. We produce sustainable fresh fish, salads and herbs in cities using a combination of aquaponic and vertical growing technologies.
The GrowUp Box
The GrowUp Box is our community aquaponic urban farm capable of producing over 435kg of sustainable salads and herbs and 150kg of fish each year. From here we run engaging educational tours, workshops and volunteering opportunities. We are ideally located on a Stratford rooftop with spectacular views of the city. Book your visit now
Aquaponics is a recirculating system that combines hydroponics (growing plants in a nutrient solution without soil) and aquaculture (fish farming) to create an efficient closed loop system:
- We feed the fish
- The fish poo
- The nutrient rich waste-water from the fish tanks is pumped to the roots of the plants where microbacteria convert the waste nutrients into helpful nutrients
- The nutrients fertilise the plants and in turn the plants purify the water
- The water is then pumped back into the fish tanks