As a proof of concept, several elements of the design were fulfilled with ‘off the shelf’ parts. For example, the system requires LED lights, but there was no need to purchase high-end lighting solutions in order to simply prove the concepts validity. Several elements (including the lighting, troughs, and electrical aspects) will be replaced in future versions by high-quality, customized solutions.


current vertical farms Vs. Lettuce Lads System


Our system provides significant increases in density and lighting efficiency when compared to current vertical farm technologies.


operations + research and design


Lettuce Lads will be building an operational prototype of their design in the Bow Valley in Summer, 2019. While research and design for future versions and other technologies are ongoing, we are currently focused on Bow Valley operations.