Inside the greenhouses at Lynchburg Grows, William Layton is quietly launching a food revolution.
"We're going to change the world," Layton said with a smile as he pointed to a strawberry bush that was planted last September.
11 months later it is still producing delicious fruit.
"We went through both polar vortexes," Layton said of his plant. "We had fresh strawberries in February and we still have strawberries today."
Strawberries are normally harvested in Virginia from April to June.
Layton defied mother nature by developing a system that he claims can produce all types of food throughout the year.
It's called "BroGro." The system involves a combination of lighting, recycled water, and a secret mix of organic materials in the dirt.
Layton doesn't use any fertilizer or chemicals.
"We're not harming the earth with runoff," Layton said. "My system has absolutely no runoff."
Using his new method, Layton has grown giant cucumbers, peppers, and tomato plants that are 12-feet tall.
He started developing his product last year, with help from Antwan Rose at the Virginia Cooperative Extension.
Rose has now left his government job to work with Layton.
"Once folks get behind it and understand that they can produce fruits and vegetables off-season in their own community, I think it will take off," Rose said.
Through his company called "Blue Ridge Organics," Layton hopes to mass produce his miracle system.
"We're going to put them in abandoned buildings, abandoned greenhouses, and make BroGro farms all over the world," said Layton.
By giving people the ability to grow food anytime of year, he hopes to make fresh produce more accessible to everyone.
Layton is in the process of raising money for his project. Click here to learn more.