Reducing waste products from agricultural production to produce leafy greens and fresh fish in previously unused urban brownfield sites.

Traditional agriculture accounts for over 30% of greenhouse gases, 70% of freshwater use, and uses almost 50% of all available land on earth. Using both aquaponic and vertical growing technologies, GrowUp Urban Farms addresses these challenges to produce fresh fish and baby-leaf salads year-round in a controlled growing environment using no pesticides, herbicides, or fungicides. The company sells directly to local stores and restaurants, slashing the transport costs and carbon-dioxide emissions associated with moving food over long distances. Because of their commitment to positive social impact today and in the future, GrowUp employs local people at each farm they build, giving them the skills and experience to work as urban farmers.


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United Kingdom


Kate Hofman

Kate Hofman (Founder at GrowUp Urban Farms) has been an Unreasonable Fellow since September 2016 after participating in Unreasonable Impact UK 2016.

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