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Hydroponics & Systems

In heavily populated urban areas, growing space is where you can find it. In areas where space is taken up by residences and businesses, individuals and families have to find unique ways to produce fresh produce, whether it’s in pots on their balconies or in their apartments. Where you once saw gardens growing in vacant lots...

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Hydroponics is a growing topic. Everyone is clear what we are talking about when we mention greenhouse growing, yet when we hear hydroponics our mind automatically shifts. Could it be a limited understanding about the technology and uses for this particular growing method?  Learning about the technology, science, systems, and benefits behind hydroponics will help...

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A Fresh Approach to Growing Food

February 24, 2015 | 1 Comments

There’s no question that small farmers get the short end of the stick within the food chain. With high investment requirements, unpredictable climates and a marketplace that shifts constantly, small farmers face odds that are often insurmountable when attempting to get started, scale up and compete in our industrial farming economy. However, there’s a new...

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Boswyck Farms Certification Course, Day 3

An Education in Hydroponics

February 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Whether you’re a hobby grower, want to grow a business, are interested in resourceful ways to feed your community or family, or are perhaps just looking for a lifestyle shift, you’ll certainly benefit from an education in hydroponics. Even existing hydroponic growers take courses and training to help develop the skills needed to take their projects further. Though the level...

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Foodies and Chefs Feast on This

February 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

The noticeable shift in society’s relationship with food and an increased appetite for organic and nutritious choices has made ‘knowing where your food is coming from’ top of mind. Realizing that we have lost control of where our food comes from, and the growing process itself, has made us more aware and has invoked action...

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Cities are shifting to local food production by integrating farms into existing buildings or by revitalizing abandoned infrastructure. Organizations are developing new business models incorporating building integrated agriculture that are both economical and sustainable. 4 Emerging Farm Building Typologies 1. The Zero Mile Market As produce is transported from the farm to your grocery store,...

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On November 18th, Ohneka Farms, an urban farming design company based in New York City, released its most recent project on Indiegogo, a crowdfunding site for investors. The ambitious campaign looks to raise $75,000 for the ROOT: a small organic hydroponic microfarm that can fit and operate anywhere in the house. This countertop garden provides the grower with...

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With our population predicted to grow to 9 billion in 2050, it’s not hard to notice the pressure that has been put on the environment, affecting our access to and the production of natural resources. We have farmed, dammed, and mined the most lucrative and easily accessible areas, leaving little alternative other than to expand...

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How to Clean Your Hydroponic System

November 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Growing your own food indoors using hydroponic gardening systems offers many advantages. Primarily, you will usually yield healthier plants faster. The indoor environment offers your plants a safe and protected sanctuary where ideal growing conditions can be achieved. Yet, despite the many benefits of hydroponic growing indoors, as the grower you must still be conscious...

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There are many advantages of hydroponic gardening. The technology available today in soilless growing makes agriculture a more efficient process than we currently have in soil-based food production. One of the terms that’s often used to describe hydroponics is “closed-loop” food production system. Here are some of the elements of hydroponic technology which make it...

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