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The Foundation of Hydroponics

The Foundation of Hydroponics

Category 1: Class of Hydroponics Agroponics Aeroponics Aquaponics Category 2: Nutrient Derivations Hydroponic Bioponic Aquaculture Category 3: Types of Hydroponic Systems: Open/Closed High Density Vertical (HDV) Vertical Nutrient Film Technique (NFT) Deep Water...
An overview of Hydroponics

An overview of Hydroponics

Definition of Hydroponics Hydroponics is actually the science of growing plants without soil. Rather than soil, plants are grown in solutions containing each of the necessary minerals and elements. Methods utilized to get the nutrients to the roots, combined with the...
Sage Mind Homestead in Texas

Sage Mind Homestead in Texas

To say the gardens at Sage Mind Homestead are impressive would be an understatement. This garden is just 30’ by 60’, a total of 1800 square feet, and grows 1200 plants! Herbs grown include parsley and mint. Vegetables and leafy greens such as chard, arugula, and...
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...
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...
The Gardens of Babylon

The Gardens of Babylon

Many new devices, ideas and civilizations have emerged because, “Necessity is the mother of invention”. The shortage of water and available arable land for planting crops is not a new issue. Throughout history, archaeological evidence shows us that thousands of cities...
Hydroponics First Recorded Scientific Experiments

Hydroponics First Recorded Scientific Experiments

Some three centuries ago, john Woodward, an English scientist and a fellow of the Royal Society, undertook the first recorded scientific experiments on the subject of plant nutrition.  He wanted to know whether plants drew nourishment from the soil or from water. ...
Types of Hydroponic Systems

Types of Hydroponic Systems

There are two main types of hydroponic systems – closed hydroponic systems and open hydroponic systems. Hydroponic systems that do not involve growing media are usually closed systems, while hydroponic systems that involve growing media (container plants), may...
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