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Martha Stewart: Simplified Hydroponics for Urban Farming

Martha Stewart presents Simplified Hydroponics for Urban Farming

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Hydroponics is a specialized type of gardening that grows plants in soil-free nutrient solutions. An economical, environmentally friendly, and sustainable way to produce food, hydroponic gardens are grown in a controlled environment, so require only basic agriculture skills.

University of Arizona professor Dr Gene Giacomelli, director of the Controlled Environment Agriculture Center, explains how anyone can create a low-cost hydroponic garden at home using basic Styrofoam boxes.

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Hey Avi – have you seen Grown in Detroit? http://www.openideo.com/open/vibrant-cities/inspiration/grown-in-detroit/ Given your passion for local farming I thought it might spark builds for you in the upcoming Concepting phase. You might also want to link up to Inspirations like this and others which involve food – that way, post authors will get an email notification which might encourage them to come and join the conversation you've started here.