Our rooftop farm in Paddington Central
Our Paddington Farm is a vertical hydroponic farm that grows ultra-fresh, highly-nutritious, super-delicious greens, herbs and microgreens. We currently have a veg box scheme with local businesses and sell produce to restaurants and individuals (all within a square mile!). The farm is the first in a number of farms that we plan to build across central London.
With a fully-operational rooftop farm, we are now setting out to understand the priorities of our future customers so that together we develop the products and services that address their needs and aspirations around reducing carbon footprint and eating sustainable, healthy food.
We're inviting you to engage with us during this process. Register by clicking below if you'd like to follow us on this journey.
Who we are
At Square Mile Farms we are passionate about the food we eat and the impact it has on our health, and our planet.
Our current food supply chain is failing to give us proper fresh, nutritious food and whether we like it or not most of the stuff we eat has an astronomical carbon footprint.
We want to put farms back at the centre of the communities they feed. By doing so, we provide people not only with the incredible flavours and health benefits of our produce but we empower them to be a force for good, dramatically reducing the environmental impact of the food they eat.
We believe in a sustainable food future where cities and communities feed themselves
What is urban farming anyway?
Urban farming combines centuries-old hydroponic growing techniques with modern lighting and sensor technologies to create a perfectly controlled environment in which to grow leafy greens and herbs.
Because we grow in a indoor setting using vertical growing techniques, we can optimise land use, maximise yields, reduce waste and grow healthy, happy, nutritious plants. And all of this regardless of the season, weather conditions or temperatures outside. Urban farming is also entirely pesticide free (fyi - 'organic' farming still uses pesticides) so we're not damaging the soil or local habitats.
Finally, as urban farms are by definition in densely populated areas we are also growing right next to the end consumers. This proximity to our customers means that we can respond quickly to their needs and deliver super-fresh produce avoiding the thousands of miles and wasteful plastic packaging that today's fresh food usually endures.
Want to learn more? Book a tour on our events page.