The Food Temple

This is the first rotating vertical farm in Europe, and the first outdoor vertical farm in Portugal.

This 6m tall vertical farm hosts up to 900 plants on 22 trays, producing about 10x more than conventional horizontal agriculture in the same space. It was initially planted on 1 October 2021, with a mix of autumnal greens (chard, spinach, mustard, lettuce, parsley, coriander, chives, cabbage). As an experimental Upfarm and the first of its kind, we are monitoring all stages and results closely, in order to optimize growing conditions and quantify the environmental benefits.

It is housed at the Palacio Pimenta in the Museum of Lisbon, which you can visit for free 6 days a week (not on Mondays), and then enter the exhibition Hortas de Lisboa where you can see our utopian vision of Lisbon’s future food landscape.

Early in 2022, the Food Temple will be looking for a new home, so get in touch if you want to grow enough leafy greens to feed 40 people per day!