UConn Alum Fights Food Insecurity with Hydroponics

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ARE alum Christian Heiden '20 and his team at Levo International build a hydroponic farm at 455 Garden Street to help address food insecurity issues prevalent in Hartford's North End. Heiden founded Levo International in his first year at UConn while also taking part in an array of entrepreneurial development and support opportunities offered by the Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Peter J. Werth Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
Today, Levo provides turnkey solutions for any organization at any level, Heiden says, and they’re hoping to expand and replicate their work on Garden Street all around the city of Hartford and into other urban areas in Connecticut as well.

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