News & Events



Our love of food

Our love of food was the inspiration for our business; to grow fresh, sustainably produced delicious salads and greens in the city. This drive for quality gastronomy has wider reaching importance, however. The food that we choose to eat – where it comes from, how it is grown, how it …

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The racking is up

Up, up, up and away!   The Farm is starting to take shape. We are transforming our empty warehouse in Beckton and it’s starting to look like an urban farm as the racking that will hold the growing beds has been installed and delivered.   Industrial racking is used in …

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Re-thinking food waste

GrowUp Urban Farms is committed to feeding people in cities in a way that is positive for communities and the environment, both today and in the future. We want to change the production and distribution of nutritious food which is consumed in cities and to reduce the environmental impact of …

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The importance of urban farming

Our co-founder Kate talks to Disrupts magazine, who showcase start-ups and small innovative businesses, about the motives and ethos behind GrowUp Urban Farms. How frustration at making excuses for big businesses making money in unsustainable ways combined with a passion for both food, society and the environment to revolutionise the …

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GrowUp Urban Farms has arrived!

Home sweet home! GrowUp Urban Farms has arrived in Beckton, East London. It may not look like much now, but before the end of the year this warehouse will be the UK’s first commercial scale aquaponic urban farm. 6000 square feet of currently disused urban space will be transformed into …

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Re-discovering Celery

We think that celery is a sadly underrated vegetable, mostly relegated to dipping sticks and Waldorf salad. But celery is so much more than just a crudite and cooking celery makes this often sidelined ingredient take centre stage – not to mention the fact that it’s proven to lower blood pressure …

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Some exciting news from GrowUp Urban Farms

It’s been a really busy week at GrowUp towers – we’ve had a royal visit to the GrowUp Box (more details and photos on our Facebook page) and we’ve had some exciting news that we’ve been waiting a while for, which means we can now share some of our plans for the immediate future…

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GrowUp Blog Update – Oscar Davidson

Wow! Can you believe it’s already April? March has flown by. As the days get longer and the sun starts to shine a little stronger we can finally start to think about spring and the new growing season at the GrowUp Box – which means Roof East will soon be reopening to the public and the Box will be open every weekend…

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February 2015 RoundUp

We had an amazing time at the London South Bank University for their ‘Go Green Week’. It was a week full of sustainability-related events and activities. The GrowUp team held a ‘Microgreen Planting Workshop’ where we taught LSBU students and staff how to plant their very own microgreens and take them home with them…

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