We are currently working on a number of large scale projects involving commercial urban indoor farming. So before we unleash ACME Salad on everyone else, we thought we should try it on ourselves.
We have completed our first Vertical Hydroponic Urban Farm in our London office. Utilizing a brass shelving designed for this purpose, we have installed three different hydroponic systems; NFT (Nutrient Film Technique) channel systems for growing herbs such as Basil and Mint, DWC (Deep Water Cultivation) Systems for growing lettuces, and trays for growing Microgreens and Edible Flowers. The plants are grown under a variety of LED grow lights, timed to emit light throughout the day.
We are now growing 20 varieties of salads and herbs for our office lunches.At the same time, we are monitoring the energy and water usage to better understand efficiency and to evaluate quality of produce versus energy input.