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Hydroponics Ideal Teaching Tool for STEM Learning, says Georgia Middle School

Indoor growing and hydroponic agriculture is not just for adults. So says Pine Grove Middle School in Valdosta, Georgia, which began construction on a new hydroponics learning laboratory for its students this past march. One of the primary reasons for the new facility is the school’s desire to become STEM-certified. STEM-certified schools are recognized by […]

Road Sign Touting ‘Hydroponic Tomatoes’ Spurs South Carolinian’s Foray into Indoor Growing

Jesse Adkins was working a landscape design and installation job in Pelzer, South Carolina when he saw a sign by the side of the road that read, “Hydroponic Tomatoes.” His curiosity piqued, Adkins sought out the grower, Paul Lee. Lee entertained questions about his operation and hydroponic growing that provided Adkins, a 35 year landscape design […]

Employing Marketing and Urban Farming Acumen, Upstart Aquaponics Farm Finds Footing in Windy City

A commercial aquaponics operation that opened last October in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood is among the latest additions to a thriving urban agriculture tapestry in the Windy City. Metropolitan Farms, operated by founder and CEO Benjamin Kant and his business partner, Eugene Shockey Funke, produces kale, lettuce, herbs and tilapia. “I’ve always been interested in […]

Former Mushroom Farmer Transforms Unoccupied Greenhouses into Booming Hydroponic Lettuce Business 

When the mushroom company he was growing for closed down its operation, Allyn Brown, who has been farming for nearly 40 years, wanted to find something similar to mushrooms that would provide him with year-round cash flow. That’s when Brown decided to grow hydroponic lettuce. But he knew he had to learn how to run […]