Apogee Labs was started as a result of a systems engineer realizing he has ambitions to be a farmer. However, there isn't an easy or clearly economically viable path for breaking into this industry. Most methods required lots of capital or unconventional access to resources, specifically family relationships. After researching for several years, William Chandler has been able to determine a way to realize his passion. Sustainable urban permaculture. By growing seasonal local crops on a small scale it is possible to quickly and diversely adapt to markets and demands and produce at a profit.
Shortly after realizing this possibile change in careers William started to dream. We all need ambitions in life. What ambition does a farmer have? How about growing on Mars? By challenging himself to what may be an impossible goal, it has set expectations on what should be achievable. Several prestigious figures are advocating for the colonization of Mars in the near future. Somebody will be farming and providing food for these people. Why not William?
I don't know I've left this piece in here. My moral compass is what guides me. These are a few of them.
We cater to the farmer first. We will never "lock" them into a single solution.
Our code and products are wholly accessible to maintain trust and integrity.
At the end of the day we want to feed the people of the world. With food and sustainable lifestyles.
I always knew I wanted to be a farmer ever since graduating with a Bachelor's Degree. I just didn't know how to get there. Now I do.
Various forms of produce were evaluated for their viability and potential to be grown commercially.
Small scale, hobby grade farming and gardening will validate the initial core set of crops and growing methods.
Farming operations will scale to a commercial level.
Initial systems will provide supplemental income and facilitate an additional $10,000 in income for the year.
Once all initial systems are online and validated through an initial year of operation, services will be offered to others.
This is a solo operation. The above support is invaluable.