UK: Vertical farming project helps microgreens growers

Growers across Wales reached greater heights following a revolutionary vertical farming project.

Following a successful two-year program, the groundbreaking Tech Tyfu initiative - delivered by not-for-profit organization Menter Môn – is set to continue until the summer of 2024 via the Welsh Government's Backing Local Firms Fund.

The Tech Tyfu Scale-Up project aimed to provide vertical farming equipment and business support to growers across the country, with the goal of developing local food supply chains for fresh produce.

Among the participants to praise the scale-up scheme were Chris and Donna Graves from Micro Acres Wales, based in Church Village, Pontypridd.

As well as crucial guidance and advice, they received equipment and support that helped them develop microgreens using sustainable, water-based hydroponic methods.

Chris Graves said the last few years had been a "rollercoaster ride."


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