Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/19/2015 -- A commercial hydroponic garden based inside a downtown warehouse is feeding diners in Omaha, in the US. The enterprise began as an experiment in a basement and grew quickly to become a business which supplies fresh food to a number of surrounding restaurants. The gardeners responsible for the growth of the herbs and vegetables are surprised at the rapid growth of what started out as a hobby, and have plans to expand in the future.
Many are reminded of the underground vegetable gardens growing in tunnels in London and other parts of the UK. Hydroponics involves the growth of plants in mineral nutrients in water – without soil.
The news is the latest in a wave of stories reporting the conversion of urban spaces for the purposes of food growth and indoor farming. As population centres become more urbanized and crowded, room for the growth of food becomes scarce or uncontrollable. This is why many have turned to hydroponic and urban farming in order to gain better control over what they ingest. In addition to this, the venture is a considerably cheaper and healthier alternative to supermarket foods.
About One Stop Grow Shop
One Stop Grow Shop are the UK's leading online suppliers of award-winning hydroponic equipment and supplies and pride themselves on their ability to provide this to 90% of the European continent as well as all areas of Britain. Being regular commentators on industry news, a spokesperson had this to say: 'We are excited by the rapid developments in hydroponics and urban farming over the last few years. With the advent of the internet and the global recession, many have used this as a great opportunity to take the most crucial parts of their lives into their own hands. What can be more important than food? What is more interesting is that these personal gardens are now benefiting the community by supplying local food outlets and restaurants. We think this is a fascinating development and encourage anyone interested to contact us for any advice about this area, or for more information about the right equipment and services. We believe that a large part of the success of any endeavor based on hydroponics is high quality equipment and knowledge.'
Company name: One Stop Grow Shop
Tel: 01782 749 955
Contact person: Simon Powell
Address: Unit C1, Fenton Trade Park