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Roberto Meza
Roberto Meza

Roberto Meza

Emerald Gardens

Bennett, CO USA

"You’ll find your purpose in the things that you’re naturally good at."

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Roberto's work combines: Food, Science, and Accomplishing Goals

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Day In The Life


I grow microgreens and other specialty produce using passive solar greenhouses and geothermal technology.


Day In The Life Of A Sustainable Farmer

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Film & Electronic Arts

    Bard College

  • Graduate Degree

    Art, Culture, and Technology

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    I started out studying sculpture, video, and research based practices to create experiences that allowed people to think about the topics I was interested in in more creative ways.

  • 2.

    When I was in graduate school, I started experiencing a lot of health issues, which caused me to really start thinking about my health and diet.

  • 3.

    I took a leave of absence from my studies, moved back home, and built my own window farm out of two-liter bottles and an air pump.

  • 4.

    I learned more about plant physiology and growth, and then took over my basement to create a larger indoor urban farm.

  • 5.

    While working at a farm in Ohio, I met my eventual business partner who shared my vision of creating a year-round farm using passive solar technology.

  • 6.

    In 2017, we started Emerald Gardens Microgreens.

  • 7.

    In addition to Emerald Gardens, I’m also the co-founder of East Denver Food Hub, a social enterprise that supports local farmers and communities.