RETAIL - 'How much food can we grow in a shop?' Was the question posed by FARM:London, a concept devised by Something & Son, an eco-social design practice. They aim to answer the question at 20 Dalston Lane, a derelict shop they have converted into London's first urban farming hub.
At FARM:shop you'll find exhibitions that change with the seasons and as nature takes it's course. For the opening you can expect to see the following:
- 'Aquaponic' micro fish farming
- High tech Indoor allotment
- Rooftop chicken coop
FARM:shop Dalston [illustrated above] has three main aims:
1 To excite and inspire Londoners to grow their own food, fabric and medicine
2 To create direct links between farms outside London with communities in London
3 To grow food commercially via a network of FARM:'s across London
If you've made it down to FARM:shop let us know what you thought of the concept/space.