A firm in the centre of Liverpool is refusing to let COVID-19 derail its ambitions for a greener, healthier city.
Farm Urban is a social enterprise backed by Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, and operates out of a Victorian tunnel underneath the Baltic Triangle.
A grant from the Future Innovation Fund meant they could press ahead with plans to grow a business which marries cutting-edge science with local food production.
Managing Director Dr Paul Myers said: ‘We were just getting going supplying local schools and businesses when COVID struck.
‘We switched to home delivery. The response was phenomenal and we were able to give the excess food to the most vulnerable in the city.
‘The support we got from the City Region means we can press ahead with plans to double our capacity.
The business has global ambitions and sees a future where rooftops and building sides in cities become food production hubs.
‘That’s good news for jobs, health and well-being,’ said Dr Myers.