It has been five months since the Local Indoor Farming (LIF) Herb Tower's crowdfunding campaign, which attracted 88 investors, has been successfully completed. On Monday, November 22, the Towers will be presented at ROC Mondriaan in The Hague, the Netherlands, a company that invested in the towers too. Famous Dutch Chef Pierre Wind will officially put the tower to use.
It took LIF's Marnix, Harm, and Ard-Jan almost three years to design the tower. The entrepreneurs share a passion for healthy, fresh products and want to reduce waste.
LIF supplies a wide range of high-quality herbs, and actively informs customers about these products and how to care for them. However, they were still missing a way to keep those herbs fresh, the three gentlemen say. That is what led to the development of the LIF Herb Tower.
Harm: "Using fresh herbs fits in with the fresh, healthy, local trend, but how do you ensure you always have access to those? The herbs you buy in the supermarket or wholesaler are often of poor quality; they usually don't last a week. Here, the LIF herb tower offers a solution."
The herb tower can be customized to fit in any space, according to the designers, and thanks to an ingenious watering system, users only need to water the plants once a week. The tower is not only functional, it has also become a decorative object.
The herbs are kept fresh under ideal conditions, and people use only what they need. "There's no more waste, and the herbs grow back by themselves."
The tower is a Dutch product and is largely produced by local companies. These towers are available for personal use as well as for businesses. "We have a webshop, herb subscription, and an unburdening concept for companies, so we can meet every kind of herb grower's needs," Harm concludes.