Mark Meyering instructing

Who are we?

Levo sprang from an Eagle scout project. After building his first hydroponic greenhouse for his high school, Northwest Catholic, Levo founder Christian Heiden and his family turned to making a much wider impact. With your help we can improve the health of thousands. It has already begun.

Beginning in 2016, in Pignon, a town in the Northern Plateau region of Haiti the Levo team built a demonstration hydroponic unit on the campus of the organization MH4H. The following year we built eight units. Over the next 18 months we expect to deliver as many as 150 more.

RIGHT NOW

Our Field Scientist is in Pignon with an Advisory Board member on extended stay in Haiti to give in depth training to local leaders and set the stage for the full pilot training center.

At the same time, this pair will establish an assessment protocol so that our results can be maximized and reported.

Levo International uses a simple hydroponic greenhouse design. With our new design, we hang the hydroponic system on a simple steel frame. This drastically cuts system costs, and makes it easier to ship and assemble the hydroponics. The hanging design of the system is why we have coined it as the "Babylon", after the famous hanging gardens. The simple design provides not only a sturdy design which is easy and cheap to repair, but also a inexpensive way to provide high yields of quality produce while using only a few gallons of water a day.

 

Weekly crop of Hydroponic tomatoes in Pignon
Weekly crop of Hydroponic tomatoes in Pignon
The first "Babylon" system installed in the Pignon community
The first "Babylon" system installed in the Pignon community

Levo has developed a training method and manual and has already begun the training of Pignon citizens in preparation for a larger scale roll out.  We hope to establish a micro-loaning distribution system. The goal is to develop a sustainable model which will not only provide not only the town of Pignon with produce, but all of Haiti and the rest of the developing world.

Levo doesn't only plan to help in Haiti. Change is coming to a backyard near you . The team has developed an attractive, and simple greenhouse you can put in your own backyard. Proceeds from your purchase fund the materials for a greenhouse in Haiti. You get fresh vegetables close at hand and at the same time ensure healthy food is available in Haiti.

Levo Science Team

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