MP Rachel Maclean visits Redditch's eco-friendly brewery 'Lab Culture' - The Redditch Standard
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MP Rachel Maclean visits Redditch's eco-friendly brewery 'Lab Culture'

Harry Leach 11th Sep, 2019 Updated: 8th Oct, 2019

REDDITCH MP Rachel Maclean was taken on a tour of Astwood Group’s eco-friendly brewery, Lab Culture, to see its vertical farming project for herself.

Lab Culture boasts a unique brewing process, taking advantage of wasted heat from LED lighting used for Astwood Group’s vertical farm, Vertivore.

The farm produces high-quality, year-round salads, herbs and plants.

“There really are some incredibly innovative businesses here in Redditch and I’m always keen to show them off,” said Mrs Maclean after visiting the brewery on Colemeadow Road.

“It was a fascinating visit to Lab Culture.

“Their innovative vertical farming project will be at the heart of food production in the future and it’s great to see Redditch playing its part in this.”

After reading about the business in the local news, Mrs Maclean approached Astwood and was given a detailed tour of each brand.

She was educated about the technologies of both the vertical farm and the brewery, and how they link to create environmentally friendly beer.

The visit also provided a great opportunity to talk about how the business started and its opportunities for growth.

Tour: Mrs Maclean with Lab Culture director Mike Capewell.

Mike Capewell, director of Lab Culture said: “We were excited to welcome Mrs Maclean.

“We love getting the chance to showcase both Lab Culture and Vertivore as we’re proud of our technology.

“We hope to grow in the future.”

Astwood Group is a technology company with an environmental conscience.

Dedicated to using innovative design and engineering to challenge the status quo and advance sustainable living.

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