The Vast Potential of the MEG Open-Source Indoor Greenhouse

It’s the 21st Century. We’re all connected. It’s absolutely the norm at this point for information to travel across the world in mere seconds. Therefore, it only makes sense that a hydroponics system should feature technology that allows people around the world to communicate…

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…

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…

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….

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…

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…

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…

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…