In case you may not have realised, my name is Alex – and I’m fascinated by vertical farming. It’s a breathtaking way to grow high-quality food, whilst leaving a minimal environmental impact.

When I was 16, I started dabbling in hydroponics at home. This sprouted into an obsession with indoor growing and vertical farming. My aim is to play a meaningful role in this emerging industry. This blog is a documentation of the interesting experiences I encounter on this adventure.

Two years ago, I started studying biosystems engineering in Wageningen. At the moment, I am involved in the following:

  • Volunteering at the Association for Vertical Farming, where we are writing a white paper on upcycling market waste into food using aquaponics, mushrooms, and insects (AMI)
  • Wageningen University’s Greenhouse Challenge (as part of the team Green Spark)
  • Helping develop AMI’s Farm Lab, the biggest vertical farming lab you’ve never seen


Alex van Tuyll