What we do:
If we are to feed an ever-growing world population, we must change the way we grow food.
New agriculture companies are starting to create indoor farms in and around cities. And that’s where LettUs Grow comes in - designing and building sophisticated aeroponic irrigation systems.
Aeroponics is an indoor gardening practice in which plants are grown and nourished by suspending their roots in air and regularly spraying them with a nutrient and water solution. There’s no soil with aeroponics - the plants thrive because their roots are exposed to a nutrient-rich mist.
Aeroponics offers an efficient means to grow plants, currently around 50 different types of crop including carrots,strawberries,radishes and of course lettuce can be grown.
LettUs Grow’s modular, multi-layer, system creates a climate-controlled growing area which can easily be installed in any indoor space making maximum use of the volume.
Plants only use what they need with the system, with 95% less water and fertiliser used than conventional field-based agriculture. Plus, there is no need for soil!
It’s a complete vertical farming system that can be added to as needed.
Why we do it:
Humanity faces an enormous problem - we will need to feed nearly 10 billion people by 2050.
To do this means increasing food production by 70% while using 25% less farmland, degraded soils and in an unstable climate. It is acknowledged that with existing methods of agriculture we will simply be unable to produce enough to feed ourselves.
Add to that the fact that most of our ‘fresh’ produce is imported out of season, often travelling hundreds of miles to reach our plates resulting in a colossal environmental impact and wastage.
"At LettUs Grow we aim to play our part in helping solve this huge challenge. It's something the team is passionate about."
The People who do it:
LettUs Grow is a young, diverse team of caring, environmentally-conscious plant scientists, developers, creatives, engineers and business whizzes. Sustainability is at its core.
Diversity is crucial, and the company is proud of the fact that it currently has a 50/50 split of men and women in its hardware team.
The work culture is based on openness to ideas since eating is something that everyone does. Solving this colossal issue needs solutions that work for different people, groups, locations and cultures. The broader the range of viewpoints, experiences, ideologies and areas of expertise, the better a problem is understood.
The team works hard and plays hard. As one employee says “It's fast-paced, interesting and I love being surrounded by such fun, passionate and talented people”.
Into the Future:
LettUs Grow is a young company, but it has already made significant strides.
The team’s vision is to be a leading supplier in the rapidly-growing, indoor farming sector, around the world, where its system and technology has many benefits.
It aims to play an essential role in making climate-resilient, resource-efficient growing available to a broad audience and at the same time help educate people about the value of food and how it is produced.
LettUs Grow believes its technology will play a key role in taking the strain off traditional agricultural methods, so they, in turn, can nurture soils and biodiversity effectively.
Our Engineers include:
Our engineers include Mechanical Engineers, Electronics Engineers, Software and Engineering Designers.