Hi, I'm Oliver and I run Smart Greens UK.
I am passionate about fresh fruit and vegetables. I want the children and grandchildren of my friends and family to eat healthily. I want people in Oxfordshire, Swindon and further afield (depending on how we evolve), to be able to choose to eat fresh produce that is grown locally and to know how their food is grown.
I am a strong believer in using the benefits of horticulture to improve people’s lives, so made the decision to set this company up as a Social Enterprise. We have proved that by engaging people in growing fresh produce, they not only start to eat more healthily but they also benefit from new skills, a greater confidence and the time spent in the company of other like-minded individuals.
Smart Greens UK focusses on a commercial model that means we grow fresh produce for retail and wholesale markets and direct sales. We have invested significantly in an amazing commercial-scale Aquaponics system, alongside our traditional polytunnels, which means fantastic leafy greens all-year-round and fresh fish too.
Based close to Oxford, we can offer some exciting opportunities for individuals, schools and the community to get involved in the future of horticulture, alongside more traditional activities. We can also provide you with some of your five-a-day, grown naturally, without pesticides or chemicals.
Go to Get Involved to see how you can work with us.
"We love what we do, we are good at it and we want to share with those who deserve better - better life opportunities and healthier eating."
Oliver O'Dell - Chief Executive