Today’s GROWING Trends

There is a noticeable shift in society’s relationship with food and an increased appetite for organic and nutritious choices. People are realizing that they have somehow lost control of where their food comes from and knowledge of the growing process. Individuals are increasingly mindful…

Italian Think Tank Develops Advanced Floating Hydroponic Jellyfish Barge

It’s evident that the continuous trend of human population growth will lead to an higher global food demand in the coming years. With a projected increase in demand of 60-70% by 2050, greater food production will be required in a context where the raw inputs such as land and water, are…

Sylvia Bernstein, The Aquaponic Source

Innovator, entrepreneur, teacher, gardener, and author Sylvia Bernstein is more than an inspiration in the world of aquaponics, she’s revolutionary. Bernstein has been actively involved in the hydroponics and aquaponics industry since 2003 and has definitely made her mark. Bernstein, a graduate from the…

Supplement the Sun With HID Lighting for Indoor Gardening

Generally speaking, an indoor gardening operation such as a sealed grow room, a vertical garden, or even a greenhouse will need supplemental lighting to ensure proper growing conditions for the crops in question. For many growers, it can be overwhelming when selecting the type…

The Strengthening of Local Food Enterprise

With the recent announcement of the USDA’s commitment to a $78 million investment in local food systems many urban, peri-urban, and rural areas across the United States will feel the economic bolstering of opportunity in the complete industry of local food enterprises. This important…

Start Soilless Growing In A Small Urban Space

Hydroponic Indoor Gardening Hydroponics is a method of gardening that doesn’t use soil, but rather a rich nutrient solution that cycles through from a reservoir. Some systems can get quite complex but for a small urban space the process should be really quite simple….

Urban Farming Alternative: Soilless Farming in the Sky

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…

Shedding Light On The Science Of Grow Lamps

Many aspiring gardeners and growers, like me, live in built-up urban environments where having an outdoor garden is more than a luxury – it’s a pipe dream. For those of us that lack the ability to grow plants in the natural elements or want…

Selecting Your Best Hydroponic Plants

Because of the controlled nature of soilless gardens and the ability to grow either indoors or outdoors, there are far more plant options for you to choose from. Different hydroponic plants do however, grow better in different hydroponic systems. Here’s a look at the…

Scalable Aquaponic System Design

Aquaponics is the practice of raising fish and plants in recirculating systems where the fish provide nutrients to the plants and to beneficial bacteria, which then cleanse the water of organic matter and nutrients and return it back to the fish. It’s a highly…