Sustainable farming solutions. Anywhere. Anytime.
Alexandre Van Deun
Business development & co-founder
Engineering & co-founder
It all started in a local storage room…
Alexandre and Olivier met as students and kept in touch while launching their careers. In September of 2018, Alexandre called Olivier with a wild proposition: to become a farmer. And that set in motion the creation of Urban Harvest, now Vertiberry.
A few months later, the company was up and running with a proof of concept built in the storage room of a local supermarket.
…then moved into an abandoned meat market
With the business model and technology validated, the time had come for Alexandre and Olivier to scale.
Urban Harvest expanded from 9 to 1.000 square meters of growing surface. The company then soon began growing and selling over 50.000 potted herbs per month to major retailers in Belgium.