We, at Gardyn, believe it is urgent we rediscover what food should be about: fresh, tasty, nutritious, easily accessible — and grown in a sustainable manner, every day. At Gardyn, we are reimagining the future of food for the better, for everyone.
As a young adult, I lived in Provence, in the south of France. I still vividly remember the incredible taste of fresh produce. It was easy to find in small markets, harvested just a few hours before, and that made it so great.
This reality of my youth is becoming increasingly rare and mother nature is paying a high price. Each day, pesticides and herbicides are dumped on the crops we’re going to eat. Produce is harvested several weeks before it’s ripe and flown or trucked over long distances, making it nearly impossible to get truly fresh and nutritious foods. The outcome? Our collective health is declining; conditions such as obesity and cardiovascular diseases have become prevalent. One death out of five in the world is due to poor nutrition (and not the lack of calories!). The ecosystem is suffering badly as well. It is not too late to course correct and reimagine the future of food, the one we are longing for. However, it requires us to rethink how we grow and source our food.
Three technological breakthroughs are guiding our revolution. First, thanks to the increasing quality of affordable LED lights, we can provide plants with the perfect light they need all day in any type of location. Second, the latest hybriponic innovations developed by Gardyn along with researchers at McGill University allow us to grow plants vertically without soil, and hence totally change the scale and volume at which we can grow produce. Third, machine vision and artificial intelligence make it possible to have the best “gardener” tending our crops 24 hours a day.
At Gardyn, we are pushing these innovations to the next level. We are making it possible for everyone to enjoy indoor vertical gardens that take care of themselves and provide for large quantities of amazingly tasty and nutritious produce. Large quantities of food grow all year round on a very small footprint (2 square feet), and hassle free! Crazy busy modern lives can ring with health, nature, and harmony.
This is just the beginning of a revolution in the way we provide easy access to healthy food and a more harmonious lifestyle. This is not just for the better-off, but also to support healthy kids and parents in underprivileged communities, areas that have become food deserts or those where growing fresh produce is beyond reach. Imagine a world where cities host large distributed farming networks, a world where every place (whether your home, an office, a restaurant, or any other public space) has the potential to grow top-quality produce in the most efficient way. Gardyn represents an opportunity to reintroduce nature in urban habitats, to make our cities more sustainable and autonomous, to stop damaging the environment, and to rediscover the meaning of fresh, nutritious and delicious food for all of us every day.
Gardyn is decidedly setting a high bar; we are dedicated to developing innovative solutions that will shape the future of food. The environment and our well-being are at stake.
Let’s grow healthy and enjoy a tasty lifestyle!