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Growing Organic versus Hydroponics

Growing Organic versus Hydroponics

There is currently a popular debate about the value of “organic” growing and its methods, including organic fertilizer and pest control methods that don’t cause harm to the planet.  It is important to note that hydroponic growers are also looking for ways to...
Soil versus Hydroponics

Soil versus Hydroponics

Growing in Soil Growing Hydroponically Soil microorganisms are necessary to break down soil particles into the basic elements of nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and trace elements.. Balanced nutrient formula is dissolved directly into water so plants receive perfect...
Butterfly

Butterfly

Common Name: Butterfly Order/ Suborder: Lepidoptera/ Rhopalocera Size: 0.5-12.0” (13-305 mm) Type of Metamorphosis: Complete Type of Beneficial: Pollinator Geographic Distribution: North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia Butterflies are beautiful,...
Why Use Hydroponics

Why Use Hydroponics

The ability to produce higher yields than traditional, soil-based agriculture Allowing food to be grown and consumed in areas of the world that cannot support crops in the soil Eliminating the need for massive pesticide use (considering most pests live in the soil),...
Efficient And Economical Food Production Systems

Efficient And Economical Food Production Systems

With the recent price increases in food, especially fresh fruits and vegetables, there is a real challenge to feed a family with the 5-a-day produce and fruit menu. Fresh vegetables and fresh fruits are the key to good health. This is not a new or profound statement...
Miami Science Museum Uses EzGro

Miami Science Museum Uses EzGro

The Museum is making preparations to grow and harvest edible crops on the property again. Two different types of hydroponic systems will be explored at the Museum, one using a series of planters in the Wildlife Center (supported by the Batchelor Foundation), and the...
Backyard EzGro Garden by Bob from SC

Backyard EzGro Garden by Bob from SC

The system was easy to assemble –  We did lay out landscape fabric, drove the conduit in the ground (Both pieces) and then covered the ground with mulch.  To cut the PVC pipe we used a chop saw with a fine tooth blade to ensure that the cuts were straight.  A...
Stevia the Sweet Herb

Stevia the Sweet Herb

The Guarani Indians of Paraguay and Brazil had been sweetening their bitter beverages with kaa he-he (meaning sweet herb) for centuries before Italian botanist Moises Santiago Bertoni “discovered” the herb in 1887 and recognized it as a previously “unknown” variety of...
The Borage Plant

The Borage Plant

Borago officinalis The Borage plant is an annual with an exquisite, bright blue and star-like flowers which are edible.The Borage flowers have very prominent black anthers that grow from its center. It grows to about 1 to 3 feet tall with multiple branches, hollow...
Whole Foods Store Millburn, New Jersey

Whole Foods Store Millburn, New Jersey

BrightFarm Systems was commissioned to design and install a demonstration scale, sustainable urban greenhouse for a new Whole Foods Market store in Millburn, New Jersey. Sustainable Agriculture and Wise Environmental Practices are two core values of Whole Foods...
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