An Urban Farm in Dalston?? Yep thats right- in a disused shop in the east of London is FARM:shop which combines the ideas of sustainable food, the local community, ecology as well as hopefully a viable business!
The shops aims to grow much of its own vegetables on the premises, and uses hydroponics to be as sustainable as possible.
Tilapia are grown in vats - from which the water is used to fertilise the plants in a closed system.
There are even 3 very happy chickens kept on the roof of the shop! They provide eggs for the shop below to sell.
The fish in the tanks under the window and the water is circulated through the plants. At the end of the summer the fish are to be eaten.
Its a great idea and the staff were really friendly- highly recommended to pop in for a cuppa!!
2 mins from Dalston Junction station.