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 Meza


My road in life took a while to figure out.
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.
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.
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.
I learned more about plant physiology and growth, and then took over my basement to create a larger indoor urban farm.
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.
In 2017, we started Emerald Gardens Microgreens.
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.
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High School
Film & Electronic Arts
Bard College
Art, Culture, and Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology



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

Career Roadmap

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Accomplishing Goals

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

I recommend visiting farms near you so that you can see what farmers are doing and then identify a potential need that you might be able to work on. There is a wide range of opportunities in food and agriculture, and everyone has a way to plug in.

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