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Hydroponics

Our hydroponics workshop is geared for small-scale operations which our participants can adapt to their lives. Youth participate in all aspects of starting, maintaining and harvesting. This idea; a personal/family indoor garden grown with a minimum of materials with space requirements no more than a coffee table or bookshelf is realistic and healthful both in our diet and our lifestyle. That is what we are teaching in this workshop.

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Small Beginnings 

Our first crop was for learning, and to identify what we could grow. We learned about those crops which do well in hydroponic systems and fill a need in our Lifeskills/Food Workshop. Pictured left; micro greens, center; Butter Lettuce, right; mustard greens.  We will be gowing more Butter Lettuce and micro greens in our second crop. Our goal with this workshop is to reach a level of production which provides fresh salads to our program, and to create a micro greens kit so youth can start their own healthy food garden.

Tomatoes 

The challenge; Hydroponic Tomatoes. This will likely be a trial and error approach. We will grow tomatoes though.

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Still going strong....