Our Beginning

This project took root in founder John Wichmann's backyard mini farm.  After learning, as an accomplished backyard farmer, that one could grow plants vertically, without soil, save water and use no chemicals, John was hooked and on a mission.  After many late nights in his garage the first designs emerged.  From these humble designs, he developed those ideas into a commercial farming concept.  John started small, planting leafy greens and herbs. When it came time to harvest, he gave extras away to neighbors and friends. The excitement from this exercisez propelled John to continue with the idea. 

“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.” 

― Masanobu Fukuoka

Our Mission

We at Oaktown Farms are seeking to advance our farming technique around the globe.  We have proven that more food can be grown in less space requiring less inputs than any other farming method to date.  We combine high tech vertical farming with low tech verma composting to produce our nutrient source, combined with our state of the art airoponics design we will advance farming to the next level.


Less water


Less space


Chemicals (ever)

The Farm



In order to get our story out and have the ability to share our revolutionary farming methods with the end consumer, we are starting with farmers markets.  It's the best way to convey the benefits of being not just local, but hyper local.  All of our produce is farmed hyper local, and delivered via bicycle.