We are changing the way our food is produced by bringing food production directly to your home. With us, everyone can grow food and the best thing is: you always know what’s in it, since you have it under your own control!
We are a bunch of tech-freaks and urban farmers. Simply put: an enthusiastic team of creators who want to make a difference. Together we are working on vertical farming solutions so that you can grow your own food - simple, clean, and @home. Free from herbicides and pesticides, all year round and with a clear conscience!
We minimise effort and maximise harvest through the implementation of intelligent software, hardware, and sensors. Our smartphone app will not only be there to guide you while gardening, but also to enable you to monitor your plants, give you recommendations, and allow you to communicate with others from anywhere.
Growing plants without soil dramatically reduces the risk of pest problems: hydroponics is the future of growing vegetables. In hydroponics the plants’ roots are able to directly take up the nutrients from the water. Combined with an aquarium, the nutrient-rich fish water is directly channeled to the plants, which in turn clean the water for the edible or ornamental fish. This age-old principle of cultivating food is known as aquaponics.
At home or in your office, in your basement, on your roof, in your school, in an organic store or on a commercial scale, all year round: thanks to our innovative LED lighting solution and space-saving, vertical farms you can start growing anywhere and anytime indoors.
Our hydroponics and aquaponics systems are equipped with small controllers. They are there to help and assist you with your vegetable producing vertical farm. Sensors monitor vital information on essential waterparameters and tell you how your plants are feeling. We are developing an easy to use, comprehensive plug & play control system to facilitate gardening in your vertical farm and with our smartphone app you will always have your ecosystem under control from near or far. Our controller will also enable you to communicate with other urban farmers. Exchange information on the Internet of Plants, get tips and learn tricks from the professionals, or share your experience and help other enthusiastic growers to maximise their harvest!
By conducting tests for specific waterparameters it is possible to know what nutrients are available to the plants and how much of these nutrients are being taken up by them. For different types of plants, different growth stages, and for various combinations of vegetable plants we are able to recommend optimal values of required nutrients. Together with the corresponding light spectrum and other parameters we are able to offer “growth recipes” through which you are able to influence taste and nutrient content.
Plants use sunlight to convert CO₂ into sugar and other organic compounds. With our lighting solutions you are not only not dependant on daylight anymore and require less thereof, with Malina, our adaptive LED, it is possible to change the light spectrum to meet the specific requirements of plants and their different growth stages. Taste, yield, resilience towards pest problems, surface feel, and growth - all these factors can be influenced by using an optimal lighting system!
We have developed our own vertical growing modules, which enable you to grow vegetables without soil on your walls. Imagine hanging a picture frame on your wall with the only difference that the picture is being illuminated by our LED lighting module and your work of art is being created by photosynthesis. In the back and not visible, a water vein trickles past the plants’ roots and supplies them with nutrients.
Space saving, insulating, indoor climate improving, scalable, clean