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Green Lab at Samsung KX: Taste of Tomorrow

We’ve been rather busy whilst the lab is in hibernation working on a number of very cool projects in the UK and in Europe, and we’re really excited to announce the first one that launched today; Taste of Tomorrow powered by Samsung explores how tech advancements are redefining the way we grow, cook and eat – both for today and tomorrow.

Hosted at Samsung KX in Coal Drops Yard is a hydroponic garden powered by SmartThings with a deep water culture garden with spices, fruits and herbs and a Microgreens farm producing a range of tasty nutrient rich greens. Green Lab co-designed the hydroponic garden working with a multi-disciplinary team of installation specialists and fabricators. The hydroponic garden is accessible to all visitors with a Samsung Tab S7+ device controlling aspects of lighting, temperature, fans and lighting spectrum.

Taste of Tomorrow team

Taste of Tomorrow explores our relationship with food and future trends in how we Grow, Cook and Eat; and we were really excited to work with musician, Stephen Manderson @professorgreen and Cook and Photographer, Sara Kiyo Popowa @shisodelicious in recording three unique film shorts which you can watch on the Samsung KX website.

Head across to our instagram account for updates as we post more content over the coming week and to find out more about SmartThings visit www.smartthings.com.

With special thanks to Boochi for their delicious Kombucha, Small Giants for tasty insect snacks and Square Mile Farms for the first batch of Microgreens.

Silly Greens growing in the lab

Silly greens moved into the lab just before Christmas and they have been busy perfecting their growing space to ensure they can produce the tastiest microgreens since then.

Silly Greens ethos is simple, helping people to access and grow their own microgreens, allowing them to dress up any home cooked meal. With their handy delivery system they really do provide a hassle free and easy way for you to grow at home. Each week they will focus on just 3 flavours to offer to their customers, hand sewing them, before posting them to you in a handily packed box small enough to fit through your post box.

Once you have received your greens you just need to tear of the top of the box and place them near a window, water them lightly and allow the warmth and light to do the rest. The variety of 3 different microgreens per box allows them to send you a selection of fast, medium and slow growers.

Microgreens growing in your kitchen &

Ed Hall started silly greens after experimenting with micro growing and has spent the past 18months trying to perfect his technique, to allow him to supply the tastiest greens direct to your door.

A little about micro greens –

Microgreens are as you probably guessed it ‘micro’ ‘greens’ these teeny portions of veg are edible plants that have been harvested at the seedling stage – when they first begin to sprout is prime microgreen harvesting time. They can be grown on your kitchen windowsill with minimal maintenance allowing you to dip your toe into the gardening world without having to ever actually venture outside – an exciting prospect in these cold and miserable months. Because they are harvested so early there is also very little time to get it wrong! Again a great delight for the novice gardener – as long as the soil or quite often material pad they are being grown in is kept damp and they are receiving some warmth and light from the window you should be eating your little triumphs in no time.

Microgreens not only taste wonderful with their intense flavour but they are also a concentrated nutrient source, often containing higher levels of vitamins and caretonoids than their fully grown and mature relatives.

Micro greens dress up any meal &

Join the microgreen revolution

Schrödinger’s Caffè: The Future of Food

Green Lab are excited to be hosting the very first Schrödinger’s Caffè event at the lab on the 16th November.

Schrödinger’s Caffè – Is the best space to ‘Nerd out’. The inaugral event has an apt theme: Future of Food, kicking off from 7pm with a very experimental style and approach.

The event will have special concoctions for you to try including insects, algae and greens; the event will be curated to help participants understand current thinking and trends on Food, coupled with vibrant and animated discussions.

Topics for discussion will include: will insects solve some of the big food problems we face? How much of our food can we grow in urban environments? Who are the future urban farmers leading this change and how is technology playing a role in this?

Mac’s Cafe will be in the Lab inspiring us all with some quaint concoctions.

Event Details
Thursday, 16th November 2017
7pm – 9pm
Tickets £6 per person

Register to attend Schrödinger’s Caffè