Other innovative containers in the circle house a bakery, the kitchen, a shop and our office, the site has full free Wi-Fi coverage.
All the growing that we do takes place in raised planters, that we build ourselves, demonstrating the ability for us all to try and grow some foods in our own spaces at home, wherever you might live. The whole site layout is depicted in our Rooted in Hull logo, representing the red container and the planters, spreading out from our central roots in Hull, and beyond into our community.
We are succeeding in a place where a farm should not work…and yet, we do work. We try to grow food in ways that are innovative because of our circumstances, because of our physical location.
We hope, that by continuing to exist, we can demonstrate the ability for our community to strive through adversity. By sharing knowledge and learning together about sustainability, we hope to inspire people in the community to come and learn with us, help us to grow, and perhaps go home and grow something for themselves.
Each of our containers has a solar panel allowing us to generate our own electricity. In actual fact, we are connected to the national grid, and the energy that we generate through our panels is fed back, as we strive to maintain our zero carbon footprint.