We are LEHR Gardens

An acronym for Linking Ecosystem & Hardware for Regeneration, LEHR Gardens were created by combining 12 different gardening and soil creation methods into one integrated system. A LEHR Garden is regenerative agriculture for the busy urban lifestyle.

Our Gardens

Combining the best of Regenerative Agriculture, Aquaponics and Mycovermicomposting.

An Integrated Approach

Making gardening this simple, easy and forgiving requires years of research and experimentation and the best ideas across half a dozen fields including regenerative agriculture, systems thinking, aquaponics, enviromental engineering, mycovermicomposting, and information technology.

A Modern Approach

When we seek to reengineer our agricultural systems, the new designs often seek to eliminate the biological systems. A LEHR Garden goes the opposite direction, fully integrating a complete self-contained ecology and the technology that drives it. The result is surprisingly low maintenance, typically a few hours a month or less.

Ready to Use

The raised, modular nature of tanks, compost, and planting beds makes installations of any size on any terrain in any space (including vertical) quick and easy. A LEHR Garden is truly plug-and-play with a harvest in as little as 45 days after installation.

Agriculture is not crop production as popular belief holds – it’s the production of food and fiber from the world’s land and waters. Without agriculture it is not possible to have a city, stock market, banks, university, church or army. Agriculture is the foundation of civilization and any stable economy.

— Allan Savory

Our Vision

Imagine producing healthy, nutritious, delicious food right in your own backyard with features including:

  • NO daily maintenance
  • NO pesticides, herbicides, or fungicides
  • Low water usage
  • High productivity in a small space
  • Aesthetically pleasing design you can show off
  • Create nutrient rich soil in any climate
  • Also capable of providing fish and chicken
  • Resilient to and helps fight climate change

A LEHR Garden works by combining technological solutions with organic gardening methods to create a closed loop, complete ecosystem that maximizes productivity while keeping human labor to a minimum. Hardware similar to aquaponics automates tasks like watering and fertilizing. Rich, organic soil keeps plants healthy. Healthy plants keep pests and diseases to a minimum.


Nature is a numbers game. We need all the support we can get as our immune systems and health are under assault from pollution, stress, contaminated food and age-related diseases as our lifespans increase.

— Paul Stamets

What our community says

Growing food in places you never thought possible? Hear from our newest clients.

Our neighbors can't afford to garden with a $300 water bill in the summer. With the LEHR garden it is possible to grow all year long.
Grant Park Community Garden
growing for 6 months
I have had many gardens of the years and I won't garden any other way now.
Eliza Dutra
growing for 1 year
Our students and teachers absolutely love coming out to the garden everyday. It fits easily in to our school schedule.
Dr. Brian Windsor
Growing for 1.5 years
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