Creative working space and artisan coffee shop, Home of Honest Coffee, in Salford, has taken one more step towards sustainability following the installation by Refarming Ltd & Co-operative and Mutual Solutions of one of HydroGarden’s VydroFarm vertical hydroponic systems in its basement.
Founder of Refarming Ltd and lecturer in Food Business Entrepreneurship at Manchester Metropolitan University, Jules Bagnoli, will be using the newly installed VydroFarm to carry out training, and hopes to install a further five systems in similar locations as part of an ongoing mentoring process. VydroFarm is the latest innovation from the UK’s leading hydroponics manufacturer, HydroGarden, based in Coventry. Each VydroFarm features vertical racks on tracks and is fully scalable, making them equally suitable for small scale production or for commercial growers requiring a large scale solution.
Speaking about the project, Jules Bagnoli, said: “The ultra-low energy VydroFarm helps us grow locally. It’s the first commercially available, plug and play hydroponic farm that runs off the same electricity as a small domestic appliance. We are planning to introduce more VydroFarms to similar kitchen environments in the Manchester area in the coming months. If there are small businesses and restaurants that share our ethos of sustainability and are interested in talking to us we’d love to hear from them.”