Grove Labs takes on one of the planet’s oldest professions: agriculture. The company has developed an appliance that anyone can use, and that may well be (hopefully) as ubiquitous as a kitchen appliance as is your refrigerator. It’s a beautiful home farming application that allows anybody to grow a salad a day, right at home, with the push of a button (talk about farm to table!). Without chemicals, and let’s face it: the closer to home that the produce is grown the produce, the healthier and more nutrient-filled it is. While building this appliance, the company also developed software and hardware to track and automate every facet of the controlled growing environment – and it’s scalable. Grove Labs are supplying this technology to indoor farms around the world, from modular shipping container farms to greenhouses. They also collect data from all of these indoor farms, using algorithms to share best practices and offer tailored suggestions on how to grow food and increase productivity and efficiency. UAE (who currently import 90% of their produce), Mexico and Oman have already instituted pilot programs.