Marco lives in Heidelberg, Germany. In 2017, he visited New York to attend an international event on urban agriculture. From this experience, he began on a journey that changed his life.
He has since developed a vertical growing system that can provide multiple grow spaces in a very dense way. This vertical farming model uses lego-like parts assembled into ring segments that can be stacked to form a tower-shaped barrel. Each tower is supported by a 3D liquid-based circulation system, which provides an optimal distribution of nutrients to plants that maximize yields.
This vertical farming model offers an alternative designed to grow more food with less, whether that be less land, less natural resources, or less labor. Considering the increasing interest in sustainable agriculture, the lack of water in many parts of the world, and limitations due to the pandemic, Marco’s work in this field has not gone unnoticed.