French Company Turns Underground Parking Lot Into Farm

- Dec 16, 2019-

The application of LED lights in plant lighting, combined with vertical farm technology, can turn the idle space in the city into an agricultural production base. A start-up company located in Paris, France, facilitates the use of agricultural technology, grows mushrooms in underground parking lots, provides fresh produce for the urban population nearby, and shortens the distance from farmland to dining tables.

It is reported that the Paris government built many underground parking lots in the 1960s and 1970s, but as the driving population decreased, these spaces also became idle. French startup La Caverne chose the Parisian An underground parking lot grows organic mushrooms and vegetables.



La Caverne was founded by engineer Jean-Noel Gertz and agronomist Théophile Champagnat. They had previously conducted farming experiments in an idle arms storage room in Strasbourg, France, in 2017, and then moved to Paris with an improved farming system and leased idle buildings in a building to local social organizations. Underground Parking Lot.

This underground farm in an underground parking lot covers an area of 3,500 square meters. La Caverne sets up LED lighting fixtures and uses hydroponics to produce mushrooms and other lettuce and vanilla plants that require less sunlight. Estimated annually. Can produce 54 tons of crops. The harvested agricultural products are sold directly to consumers, restaurants or small supermarkets, and social residential residents in underground parking lots can also enjoy preferential purchase prices.