Frequently asked questions

What is VaVersa?

VaVersa is a subscription service that allows chefs to grow part of their own food. We provide a high-tech Indoor Garden for you to do so with minimal effort. This gives chefs we work with access to high quality, ultra-fresh and sustainable produce.

Is VaVersa sustainable?

VaVersa’s concept is built on sustainability. Our low-energy gardens have a consistent production 365 days/ year. There is no usage of pesticides or single use of plastic in our process, and the concept allows for a drastic reduction of food waste. In addition, 95% less water is being used to grow the plants in comparison to traditional agriculture. There is also 95% reduction in carbon emissions from transport in traditional supply chains, as you grow the food as local as possible.

Where is VaVersa currently active?

VaVersa is currently only active in the Netherlands, but will be expanding to surrounding countries soon. If you are interested, but not Netherlands based, please get in touch.

How do I get started with VaVersa?

If you want to receive further information, make an appointment or become a client, send us a private message in the interact section of this website. We will immediately start the process and walk you through it. We'll also give you access to our website, where you can get started by filling in our onboarding form.  

What does the subscription include?

VaVersa is an all-inclusive service. Our flex subscription includes one fully equipped, high-tech – automated garden, monthly replacement of plants and supplies, access to VaVersa’s online inspiration and support and yearly maintenance of your garden. We also take care of the delivery and installation. 

What are the space requirements?

Our garden is designed to maximize production using the minimum amount of space. The garden occupies 1m2 of floor space. The dimensions are 105 x 97 x 230 cm (L x W x H).

How much time do I have to spend on my garden per week?

The garden is automated, and a computer regulates most of the tasks. You just need to refill the water tank with water once per week and you naturally need to harvest and replace the plants. These two activities should not take more than 30 minutes per week.

What is the assortment of plants?

VaVersa’s garden is suitable for growing herbs, leafy greens and cresses. You can see our full assortment in our plant catalogue: https://vaversa.com/member/subscriptions/I27W6ITt1AT7f9IOHbd7g7ipp2AWVrEhCrOHnzkJaqchnMEgKaNI3PPipoqlkaea

How long does it take for the plants to grow?

Herbs and leafy greens usually take around 30 days to be ready for the first harvest. After that you can harvest them weekly, for at least 2 months, until you will receive your new plants. Cresses are much faster and are ready to harvest between 7 and 18 days, depending on the type. Our team will support and facilitate all the ordering and replacing processes.

Can I have multiple gardens at my location?

Yes, you can have as many garden subscriptions as you want.

Do you have more questions?

If you have more questions, write us a message in VaVersa.com members area, we will be happy to answer personally.