We found LettUs Grow in 2015 to tackle some of the greatest challenges facing the world today: CO2 emissions, waste, ecosystem collapse and food security.
Humanity must increase food production by 70% to feed nearly 10 billion people by 2050. We must achieve this with 25% less farmland, degraded soils and in an ever more unstable climate. Our existing methods of agriculture will not be enough to feed ourselves. Additionally, the majority of our ‘fresh’ produce is imported out of season, often travelling hundreds of miles to reach our plates. Lengthy supply chains result in a colossal environmental impact - every year 900,000 tonnes of food is wasted in supply chains in the UK alone, before even reaching our plates.
A new generation of indoor agriculture companies is addressing this systemic problem by establishing localised indoor farms in and around cities, improving local food security and reducing food waste. However, many of these farms are having difficulty scaling to compete with traditional agriculture. That’s where we come in…
LettUs Grow is a diverse team of caring, environmentally conscious plant scientists, developers, creatives, engineers and business whizzes. Sustainability is at our core. We are working towards B-Corp status and have embedded the triple-bottom-line into our founding documents. We believe that by empowering anyone to grow food sustainably and close to home, we can tackle some of these issues head-on.
Our novel technology represents a step-change for indoor farms. We design modular, aeroponic irrigation and intelligent control technology to improve the efficiency, sustainability and ROI of indoor farming. Our systems are nozzle free, easy to clean, completely automatable and can be run without the need for pesticides. This patent-pending system dramatically reduces the operational cost of indoor agriculture, whilst delivering an average of a 70% increase in growth rate across a range of crop species compared to hydroponics.
We enable indoor farms, of any size, to reach profitability that would not have been previously viable - enabling this environmentally efficient industry to scale globally.