Vertical Hydroponic Systems For Hyper-Local Food

Did you know there are multiple benefits to growing vegetables hydroponically? The Pennsylvania start-up VEG-E Systems (Vertically Efficient Growing Environment Systems) is taking full advantage of vertical hydroponic systems and growing technology. These progressive growers are able to supply fresh food to their local markets year-round….

Why Choose Fogponics (Mistponics)?

Fogponics, also referred to as “mistponics”  is an advanced form of aeroponics which uses water in a vaporised form to transfer nutrients and oxygen to enclosed suspended plant roots. Fogponic systems were born out of technological advancements based on aeroponic systems. The reason fogponics has not reached mainstream popularity as compared to hydroponics is…

Winter Indoor Gardening Tips

Contrary to popular belief, winter is a great time to try gardening – indoor gardening. It gives us a purpose during the gloomy months when we often feel isolated or sluggish. Indoor gardening during the winter is also a great time to experiment with…

Vertical Farming Mitigates Food Safety Concerns

With the rising popularity of urban agriculture and hydroponics, more people recognize the clear benefits of controlled-environment agriculture, which include water savings, year-round production, and reductions of pesticide use. This month I researched another benefit that consumers often take for granted: food safety. According…

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…

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…

Top Smartphone Apps for Hydroponic Gardening

Hydroponic gardening can be an activity that requires a fair amount of skill. For growers who are devoted to their hobby, you may understand how hydroponic gardening is actually more of a science than just a pastime. To produce the best results you need…

Urban Renovation: Hydroponic Retrofits in Unused Buildings

If there’s one thing the conversation of sustainability can teach us is that we must find opportunities to do things better than we did before – economically, socially, and environmentally. Cities are encouraged to see that urban renovations are underway whereby old, unused, or…

Hydro News: USDA Calls for Hydroponics Task Force

In March 2015, The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) published a Federal Register Notice calling for nominees for a new task force on aquaponics and hydroponics. This new task force will report to the National Organic Standards Board, describing current organic production…

How to Use Clay Pebbles in Hydroponic Gardening

Clay pebbles are an excellent growing medium typically used in flood and drain or ebb and flow hydroponic growing systems. There are a variety of resources online that can show you how to build your own system or you can purchase a ready to…