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 percent of greenhouse gases, 70 percent of freshwater use, and uses almost 50 percent of all available land on earth. Aquaponic and vertical growing technologies allow GrowUp Urban Farms to address these challenges and produce fresh fish and baby-leaf salads year-round in a controlled growing environment without the use of pesticides, herbicides, or fungicides. The company sells directly to local stores and restaurants, slashing 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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Kate Hofman

Kate Hofman (Founder at GrowUp Urban Farms) has been an Unreasonable Fellow since September 2016 and most recently participated in Unreasonable Impact UK 2016.

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