microgreens grown on demand and sold alive

Local. Urban. No Soil. No Chemicals. No Pesticides.


21st century farming with a mission,

putting precious people to work

growing food that has 4 to 40 times more nutrients,

using 158-236 times less water,

in 93-95% less time.

We're no longer seedless in Seattle!

The Story of Viva-the-Greens!

We are an indoor, hydroponic, soil-free, "vertical farm"...


Once upon a time, we [Christian and Kathy Overman] saw a You Tube video about Larry Hountz and his wife Zhanna, who created a "vertical farm" in an unused bedroom of their urban Baltimore home. Using coco fiber pads as a soil substitute, and grow lights on food-safe towers in a temperature-and-humidity-controlled environment, they created a you-can-do-this-too approach to indoor farming that inspired us.

Although we don't farm exactly like Larry does (see the "How We Farm" tab above), we have based our approach on Larry's, with gratitude! 

...providing meaningful work for adults with disabilities...


The photo above was taken on Monday, October 8, 2018, as two young men with disabilities, our son Rodney, and his friend David, entered the Viva-the-Greens! farm in the lower level of our home for the first time to farm microgreens.

One of our motivations for starting this farm was to provide enjoyable, on-going work for adults with disabilities, like Rodney and David.

Income that is generated through the sale of Viva-the-Greens! produce helps us keep this meaningful work going. selling living microgreens to local restaurants and the public.


We sell microgreens in their living, uncut state, on the same corn starch grow pads the seeds were spread just two weeks earlier. 

We sell living plants, 

not dead ones!

We grow our microgreens on demand, and our customers harvest their crops with scissors, as needed. Produce doesn't get any fresher!

Use our on-line order form to have your custom crop started today! Click here.