Topic: hydroponics

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Hydroponic Spinach – How Does it Grow?

How do you grow one of the most nutrient-packed greens on the planet in the middle of snowy winter weather? How Does It Grow's Nicole Cotroneo Jolly visits BrightFarms where Head Farmer Jason Jackson keeps the baby sp...

Growing food for the animals in Paignton Zoo’s Vertical Farm

When zoo animals want fresh greens (and bright reds and oranges) to eat, there’s no better solution than growing those vegetables at the zoo. But when you don’t have a lot of space or money (or sometimes ...

The NY Sunworks Science Barge & teaching sustainability

Powered by wind turbines, solar panels, and a biodiesel generator, the NY Sunworks Science Barge (now in Yonkers, New York) is a model for energy-efficient, sustainable urban farming. Using a hydroponic system that re...

Swaziland teens engineer hydroponic solutions for farmers

Two teenagers from the southern African country of Swaziland have won Scientific American’s inaugural Science in Action award, part of the Google Science Fair. The prize is awarded to a pr...