Perlite substrate in rooftop greenhouse

Willems Perlite delivered its perlite cubes for the high-tech greenhouse of Ferme Abattoir, the urban farm built on the roof of Foodmet market hall in Brussels. We are very proud to be part of this unique circular economy project.

Ferme Abattoir combines a 2000m2 high-tech greenhouse and a 2000 m2 outdoor garden on the roof of Foodmet market hall.

The urban farm houses a state of the art aquaponic system where fish, fruits, vegetables and herbs are grown in a closed and zero waste loop.

Foodmet is a popular food market in Brussels that attracts 100,000 visitors each week. It responds to the consumers’ demand for healthier, local and traceable food. Everything is produced naturally, without any chemicals.

Read more about the Urban Farm project in Brussels

Watch the video and spot our cubes!