#15 Hydroponics

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Hydroponics in Cities

Hydroponics is a method of growing plants in water, without soil. Plants are typically grown in a solution of water and nutrients in containers such as buckets, tanks or tubes. Though systems vary in complexity, the solution is usually aerated using a pumping system.

Urban Hydroponics Facilities and Resources

  • Gotham Greens, with facilities in New York City and Chicago Illinois, grows pesticide free produce in climate-controlled rooftop greenhouses. Their products are sold to restaurants, groceries and cooperative markets.
  • Bright Farms, with facilities in PA, MO, VA, and IL, was designed to conserve land, water, eliminate agricultural runoff and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by reducing transport needs. Each facility grows a diversity of vegetables and greens using hydroponic systems.
  • Boswyck Farms, though no longer in production, has an array of resources on their website, (http://www.boswyckfarms.org/)
  • How-To Hydroponics, 4th Edition, by Keith Roberto, Futuregarden, 2003
  • Hydroponic Food Production: A Definitive Guidebook for the Advanced Home Gardener and the Commercial Hydroponic Grower, 6th Edition, by Howard M. Resh, CRC Press, 2002
  • Hydroponic Food Production: A Definitive Guidebook of Soilless Food-Growing Methods, 6th edition, by Howard M. Resh, Woodbridge Publishing Company, 2001


New York Hydroponics Stores

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  1. Avatar of John Pradeep John Pradeep on November 9, 2018 at 7:34 am

    Hydroponics in Gurgaon can be considered as the initial hydroponics project in India. As Gurgaon is one of the important cities named for its economic growth, the establishment of hydroponics in Gurgaon, situated in Delhi, India, can be considered as an effective move for the development of hydroponics in our country.

  2. Avatar of Henry Larry Henry Larry on April 17, 2024 at 3:47 am

    The concept of hydroponics is truly revolutionary especially in urban environments where space is limited. Thanks for sharing these valuable resources and insights.
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