Hello! TKSST is a bit slow right now due to lots of folks stopping by. Thanks for your patience while we speed things up.
The Kid Should See This

Teaching sustainability on the NY Sunworks Science Barge

Watch more with these video collections:

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 requires no dirt, the floating greenhouse uses less water and space than traditional farming in fields.

Growing food on the NY Sunworks Science Barge
And their state-of-the-art computer technology creates an optimized environment for nourishingΒ tomatoes, cucumbers, strawberries, basil, lettuce and more, “with zero net carbon emissions, zero chemical pesticides, and zero runoff.”

It’s not only a great educational field trip for school kids from all over theΒ region, but continues to be an example of how growing local food in cities can be fresh, healthy, and sustainable, all while cutting down on transportation costs and fuel needs. From NYTimes.com:Β 

β€œIt’s a living science lab that on its first level is a demonstration of how we can grow food with fewer resources and that we can produce what we need without damaging the world around us.”

NY Sunworks Science Barge
If you want to make your own hydroponic plant-growing experiments, there are kits for kidsΒ here and here. OrΒ Instructables has written out steps forΒ making your own hydroponic systemΒ using stuff around the house.

If you’re in the New York area, visit the Science Barge.

Next watch more videos about hydroponics and more farms, including:
β€’Β Aeroponic vertical farming: No soil and 90% less water
β€’Β Eagle Street Rooftop Farm
β€’Β Aeroponic vertical farming in Newark, New Jersey
β€’ How Gardening at School Enables Interdisciplinary Learning

🌈 Watch these videos next...

Wind turbines inspired by owls and maple seeds

Rion Nakaya

Wild Hive Farm in the Hudson River Valley

Rion Nakaya

Why don’t perpetual motion machines ever work?

Rion Nakaya

Get smart curated videos delivered to your inbox.