Urban Growing

Simply Grow: Bringing microgreens to the masses

By Sylwia Golebiowska

Sylwia Golebiowska and Max Warkoczynski from Simply Grow

Today’s story is from Sylwia Golebiowska and Max Warkoczynski from Bristol-based hydroponics growing company Simply Grow Ltd. Sylwia tells us about the company’s aims to produce vegetables in a sustainable way. The company recently won a Sustainable Impact Champion Award at the Get Social Bristol Network Awards.

Hi, my name is Sylwia, I’m a part of Simply Grow Ltd, a hydroponic growing company based in Bristol that is on a mission to change the way people think about food. My business partner, Max Warkoczynski, and I believe that by educating people about the production and nutritional value of food, we can shift the public perception of what it means to eat healthy and sustainably.

Max and I met in the UK and quickly realised that we shared a passion for sustainability and healthy living. Our unique hydroponic growing system uses 70% less water and energy than traditional methods, making our microgreens not only healthier and fresher but also more environmentally friendly.

I have a background in pharmacology and a keen interest in health, so I am particularly passionate about the benefits of microgreens. I am committed to sharing my knowledge with the public and helping others understand the nutritional value of these tiny but mighty plants.

Max, on the other hand, is a science and tech wizard. He has used his knowledge to create a system that is not only efficient but also sustainable. He is constantly looking for ways to improve the process and make it even more environmentally friendly.

Our goal is to bring our microgreens to outdoor markets, where we can introduce the concept of microgreens to people who may not have heard of them before. We believe that by making fresh and healthy food accessible to more people, we can help change the way they think about food.

One of the key principles of Simply Grow Ltd is zero waste. Any unsold produce is made available on the Too Good to Go app, allowing people in the local area to use it instead of throwing it away. This not only helps reduce waste but also makes sure that our produce is enjoyed by as many people as possible.

But we don’t stop there! Our unused produce is dehydrated and turned into microgreens powder, which we then use to make delicious pasta. This not only helps reduce waste even further, but it also allows us to offer a new and unique product to our customers.

Our hydroponic growing system is efficient and sustainable, but it is also fully scalable and can be purchased by amateur and professional growers who want to start their own businesses or by existing businesses looking to upgrade and be more sustainable. We use exciting new 3D printed equipment that is fully recyclable.

Max and I both have Polish roots, which has given us an appreciation for the difference in vegetable quality between Poland and the UK. We believe that everyone deserves access to fresh, healthy, and sustainable produce, and with Simply Grow Ltd, we’re making that a reality.

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