Jardin Vertical’s hyper-local business model tackles one of the biggest environmental problems of food production; transportation. Produce generally goes through multiple stops before arriving at its final destination, often hundreds of miles from the source. In the 4000km journey from California to Montreal that much of their produce goes through, the plants can lose 50% of nutrient content. The vision is to produce, process, package, and distribute everything in-house. This hyper-localization guarantees that the food never travels more than a mile and is used to uplift the community.