Ro-Gro is an exciting new vertical farm in Kent.
Quite literally too – the company was named after our little girl, Rosie. Whilst Machere embodies a larger body of farming in the Garden of England, Ro-Gro is all about growing and providing quality produce to our local area.
Farming is the family business: Machere is the name of our family’s first-generation farm in Zimbabwe. After settling down in the UK, faced with wet weather and rising land rates, it was obvious that we would have to adapt and adopt new technologies in order to continue our family farming tradition of 110 years.
We’re now an indoor operation based in Kent, so we may not have mud on our boots, but our ethos is the same: we believe strong communities are built around fresh and local food.
At Ro-Gro we work hard to grow salad that we’re proud of, so we want to share it with people and places that we’re proud to work with.
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Fresh, Local, Sustainable
Fresh, Quality Produce
It goes without saying that food should be produced sustainably. That’s why you might notice that we don’t talk about it all that often. However, all the decisions being made behind the scenes are held up to a high environmental and ethical standard.
Wherever we’re able, we think carefully about the impact of our growing, distribution, and packaging. Our farm is 40% powered by solar energy, generated on-site, an electric van is used for distribution and all packaging is either compostable or if plastic 100%recycled/100% recyclable
The technology we use offers huge environmental benefits – it uses less water, less fertiliser, and no pesticides. If you want to know more about it, we’d be happy to talk you through it. You can also learn more about vertical and indoor farming directly from LettUs Grow, our technology supplier.
We are also already working towards net zero together with the Growing Kent and Medway, Growing Green project.