We're delighted to have SolaGrow join the community recently, so we sat down with their CEO Rachael Graham and here's what she had to say.
WHO AND WHAT ARE SOLAGROW?
SolaGrow is a sustainable agriculture consultancy with a focus on vertical farm systems optimisation. We have extensive experience in renewable energy generation and systems engineering, and are putting our skill set to good use to help future proof the urban food industry.
WHO ARE THE TEAM?
We are only three at the moment with myself, Rachael Graham (CEO), being the only one based in London. However, you may see Steve (Technical Director) and Annie (Social Media and Marketing Manager) floating around from time to time.
WHAT ARE THE FUTURE PLANS?
We are currently working with multiple urban farmers to help them grow sustainable food in a cost effective and resilient manner. Our future is ensuring the future of the vertical farming industry. In addition to this; we have started work on our own community farm business (SocialGrow) that will generate all its own power, harvest all its own rainwater and employ and train the homeless to grow fully sustainable food for the local London communities.
We love bringing together the newest and most sustainable technologies from across industry to reduce the carbon footprint and costs associated with vertical farming and food production. I am looking forward to meeting you all and hearing about all the exciting new technologies being developed within the Bridges that we could incorporate!