Nathan Littlewood & Robert Elliott
Nathan Littlewood and Robert Elliott met at Columbia University, and immediately bonded over their shared vision for building a healthier, more sustainable food system. Nate had just left the finance industry, determined to build something that his grandchildren would one day be proud of. He has been obsessed with food since childhood, and has taken cooking classes all over the world, including Toronto, where he received a Certificate of Culinary Arts. Rob was raised on a wood farm in south eastern Massachusetts, and since moving to New York City has made it his mission to make the place a bit greener. His PhD dissertation focused on vegetated infrastructure, and after meeting Nate, he began to use his plant knowledge to design food growing systems. As well as running R&D, manufacturing, and dispatch at Bottle Stopper Garden Kit HQ, he has also become famous for his “Upper Westo Pesto” (fortunately, he has a very good supply of fresh basil).