Greenshoots Aquaponics is a commercial urban vertical farm concept by Green Lab resident Satya Narayan based in our Wetlab. The aim is to profitably grow healthy, chemical free and locally grown produce – salad greens, micro-greens and shoots – round the year in enclosed spaces. The farm is based on a sustainable and resource friendly model of recirculating Aquaculture and hydroponics (aquaponics) that uses fish waste as natural fertilizer for growing plants indoors under LED lighting (using renewable energy to reduce carbon footprint) that grows healthy, fresh, natural and chemical free produce in urban areas, close to the point of consumption.
Lorenzo Barbasetti di Prun
Lorenzo is a chef and founder of Prometheus Lab, an open food lab developing a format for the exploration and regeneration of remote places now operating in the Dolomites of Veneto, Italy. Currently finishing his Master in Eco-Social Design at the Free University of Bozen his project is about supporting resilience through food exploration, collecting, generating and distributing knowledge about edibles. His mission at the lab is to set the basis for a networks of labs working in different environments around the world.
As a Fermentation enthusiast he’s also experimenting with wild fermentation of chillis and researching about disgust in relation to the fading knowledge around fermented food.
Gut Face have moved into the Lab to continue developing their fermentation vessel ‘The Brinery’. Ahreum Jung, Marie Tricaud and Bassam Huneidi met when they were studying Innovation Design & Engineering at the RCA and Imperial College. They want to bring fermentation back to being an everyday part of our lives and way to preserve food, celebrating the multitude of positive benefits that it brings. Pairing their handy vessel with a digital guide that delivers a centralised service using machine learning to track the user’s ferment over time and suggest new recipes based on their preferences they are combining an ancient process with the technology we have all come to rely on to carry out our daily tasks.