SUSTAINING THE CITY
We need more nutritious foods and a more sustainable food ecosystem. It's time to grow nutrition in the city.
We believe that people should have access to fresh greens that are highly nutritious, locally grown, and sustainably produced.
We need access to more nutritious foods to prevent micronutrient deficiencies. We also need more sustainable farming practices to protect our planet.
Our diet can leave us needing more
Most people in developing countries have access to enough food. But our diets can leave us with micronutrient deficiencies that often go unnoticed. These deficiencies can cause long-term health problems and reduce the overall quality of our lives. We need access to more nutritious foods.
What we eat can make us sick
The global population has skyrocketed over the past few decades, and with it the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. On top of making us potentially sick, these chemicals degrade our soil over time, making long-term agriculture nearly impossible and further impacting climate change.
Industrial farming is unsustainable
Fertilizers, pesticides, and excessive water usage in industrial farming puts our global resources at risk. And thousands of miles of food transport emits vast amounts of CO2. Industrial farming is a major contribur to climate change, and the only way to change this is to grow our food close to home.
WHAT WE DO
Our mission is to deliver real nutrition while protecting our environment.
We don’t need to consume endless amounts of synthetic supplements to be healthy. At Berlin Farms, we want to offer natural supplementation by growing special greens packed with vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients. But environmental sustainability is a top priority for us too. That’s why we grow everything in the heart of Berlin without fertilizers or pesticides. And by eliminating transportation mileage, we’re protecting our environment from CO2 emissions while making real nutrition available to the urban population.
Rich in vitamins, minerals, & phytonutrients
Did you know that microgreens can contain as much as 30 times more nutritional value compared to the same plants in their mature state? At Berlin Farms, we specialize in plants that contain unusually high amounts of vitamins and minerals. We also focus on phytonutrients, rarely known compounds that can protect against inflammation, cancer, and other illnesses. Simply put, we’re growing nutrition.
Grown in the city using just soil, light, & water
Fertilizers, pesticides, chemicals? No thank you. At Berlin Farms, we only use the three ingredients that plants really need for healthy growth: soil, light, and water. Our approach is at odds with traditional farming, where fertilizers and pesticide use is part of daily business. But we’re also not your typical indoor farm, because we believe in the value of healthy soil as the best way to grow plants without the addition of chemicals.
In symbiosis with our environment
At Berlin Farms, we have a symbiotic relationship with our environment. On the one hand, we protect it from toxic chemicals and transportation-related emissions. On the other, our environment helps us by giving us the resources we need to grow our greens – sunlight, soil, and water. We like to say that our environment is helping help itself.
We’re Silke and Vahik, the founders of Berlin Farms GmbH. We met each other while working in the indoor farming industry, which we got to know very closely. We already knew that traditional farming is unsustainable in its current form. But we were surprised to find out that indoor farming, the way it’s being carried out around the world, falls short of real sustainability and nutrition.
We then decided to go our own way and build Berlin Farms to provide highly nutritious greens, locally grown and sustainably produced. That’s how we plan on delivering real health to people without harming the environment.
And we’re not just doing away with fertilizers, pesticides, and long transport routes. We’re also reimagining new approaches to urban farming that uses nature’s resources as much as possible. By the end of 2023, we plan on building a greenhouse prototype run mostly by renewable energy. The way we see it, this is the future of food production and we want to be forerunners in making this future a reality.
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