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French Parking Garages Becoming Home to Organic Vegetable Production

The company Cycloponics is growing organic vegetables in empty underground parking garages in Paris, reports Euractiv. Because fewer people have cars now, there are many unused garages in the city, and the company founded by a thermal engineer and an agronomist has been able to establish operations growing mushrooms and endives. The underground spaces help regulate temperatures, and are conveniently located for bicycle delivery of the final product to customers in the city. The company is planning for expansion in France, and other European capitals have expressed interest in the operation.