Transforming Our Food System

Building community farms for a secure and sustainable future.

Our Mission

Heartfoods Community Farms utilize food waste to transform how local communities grow healthy food.

Our Process

We recycle the energy, nutrients, water and carbon from local food waste to create a robust organic fertilizer to grow nutritious foods indoors, year-round.

In exchange for food waste, ripe healthy food is harvested and delivered the same day to HeartFoods partners and customers, including:

Restaurants, Hospitals, Elder Care Facilities Universities, Schools, Grocery Stores Commercial Kitchens, Food Trucks, Home Delivery Services

The Problem

The current global food supply chain creates food waste.

Diagram showing food waste

HeartFoods Community Farms touches on all four parts of the world’s food system that must be transformed:

Production, Processing, Distribution and Consumption


Why Do We Need to Change Our Food System?

Watch the short video from UNEP below

The Solution

A Better Farm to Fork Economy

Current Global
Food System

Diagram of current food system

Food System

HeartFoods products are sourced and sold within the HeartFoods community.

Diagram of HeartFoods food system

Transform the food system from a linear model to a circular economic model

Net Zero Design

Fresh food is produced in a closed loop system.

Net Zero Design diagram

Closed-Loop Design

Energy + Nutrients + CO2 + Water

Organic Certified
Fertilizer & Foods Crops

  • Vertical Grow Rooms and High-Tech Greenhouse Food Production
  • Regenerative Agriculture Applications for Restoring and Enhancing Soil Health
Hydroponic and Aeroponic Food systems

Hydroponics to grow vegetables, greens, herbs, spirulina and berries in a controlled environment

Unique Advantages

  • An agritech, cleantech, green energy precedent
  • Proprietary organic fertilizer made from food waste
  • Carbon capture & sequestration
  • Fresh organic food grown year-round in any climate
  • Food sold direct to customers at retail prices
  • Provides local food security and jobs
  • Stimulate local “circular” economies
Closed loop food system diagram

Business Model

HeartFoods is a design-build-operate entity contracting with customers to build their own net zero, food waste to food production farms in any location or climate worldwide.

We design and build the farm facility, including the equipment, set-up and start-up operations.

We train the local operational staff in food waste collection and processing, grow room production, and produce harvesting and distribution.

We provide on-going monthly supply of biological additives and operational support via remote monitoring and controls.

Concept Modual Farm Rendering

Architectural Rendering

Example Concept Modular Farm

Community Farm [Modular Farm Option]

Structures and equipment are assembled in a shop and delivered to the site for “turnkey” operations.

Net Zero Design diagram

Architectural Rendering

Community Farm [Campus Option]

High-tech greenhouses can be added to the modular core system based on location and customer specifications.

Net Zero Design diagram

Architectural Rendering


Mark Buehrer

Mark Buehrer

HeartFoods CEO / Founder

Mark is the founder and director of 2020 ENGINEERING and a recognized authority on sustainable water resource management. He is a registered professional civil engineer, author, and inventor. Since 1995, 2020 ENGINEERING has been dedicated to providing simple and innovative solutions for the long-term economic and environmental sustainability of local, national and international communities. HeartFoods Community Farms was launched in October 2020.