How We Got Started
Passion all the way to the roots – Our founder, John Murphy, created Lettuce Evolve to save his life.
He got sick in 2009 and couldn’t walk for years. In 2010 he drew up the first Aquarium-Powered Vertical Garden while being sick in bed. Like many people, organic food was too expensive for him to buy, but he needed the highest quality food to help heal his body. Stranded in the city and surrounded by concrete, he turned toward his bedroom to put his garden. He created a vertical garden to utilize the limited space that he had, while maximizing the amount of plants he could grow to create a sustainable platform for growing 100% fresh organic fruits and veggies, without pesticides or fertilizers.