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Posts tagged hydroponics

November 21, 2016

 

organic sign in grocery store

Can Hydroponics Be Certified Organic? Battle Rages On

National Organic Standards Board voted to go back to the drawing board with the goal to come up with specific definitions on what can and can’t be certified.

November 18, 2016

 

hydroponic plants

Should Organic Label Be Rooted In Soil?

The National Organic Standards Board plans to decide whether hydroponically grown foods can be sold under the label "certified organic."

October 29, 2016

 

Joel McKinney

In Coal Country, Farmers Get Creative To Bridge Produce Gap

In one West Virginia county, two farmers are finding new ways to help their neighbors sell the food they grow and eat more healthfully.

October 28, 2016

 

shiitake mushroom growing on a log.

Cultivating Mushrooms The Easy Way And The Hard Way

Two different approaches to cultivating mushrooms: Daniel Orr grows shiitakes on logs, and Darin Kelly expanded Good Life Farms to start a commercial operation.

October 18, 2016

 

wasabi

Wasabi Is The “Hardest Plant To Grow,” Just As Hard To Find

Somewhere between 90 and 95 percent of wasabi sold in restaurants is fake. It’s just a mixture of horseradish, green food coloring and dry mustard.

September 1, 2016

 

sheep eating sprouts

Water In Short Supply, California Ranchers Grow Feed Indoors

The extended drought in California has farmers looking for ways to use less water. Among them, growing feed for sheep indoors using hydroponics.

August 6, 2015

 

okra and tomatoes

Panzanella Salad, Okra, Urban Farms And The Feel Of A City

Jennifer Cockrall-King researches urban farms around the world. Nikki Wooten works at a farm in the city. Then, Daniel Orr makes salads with old bread and okra.

May 9, 2014

 

tilapia swimming in fish tank

Aquaponics Brings Produce And Fish Under One Roof

Starting an aquaponics operation requires a large investment in equipment – fish tanks, greenhouses, climate-control equipment and the like.

February 21, 2014

Hydroponics 

heads of lettuce for sale at farmers market

Meet A Farmer: Deb McKee Kelly, Good Life Farms

Deb McKee Kelly's table at the Bloomington Winter Farmers Market is stocked with lettuce, arugula and basil she grows on her hydroponics farm.

May 18, 2013

 

sunrise over the farmeres market

Marcia Veldman, Rebuiling The Foodshed, Hydroponics

What does it take to run a successful farmers market? Coordinator of the Bloomington Community Farmers Market Marcia Veldman gives tips in this week's podcast.

May 17, 2013

 

hydroponic basil

Eden Farms: Growing Basil Year Round With Hydroponics

Join us for a tour of one-of-a-kind Eden Farms and learn about their hydroponic farming that grows basil, arugula, and watercress year-round.

March 17, 2013

Drink Up 

pint of Guinness, shot of Irish whiskey and Irish cream

Keep It Simple For St. Patrick’s Day

When it comes to St. Patrick's Day, Brad Dunn suggests going with the traditional pint of Guinness and shot of Irish whiskey. And, local greens on the menu!

October 13, 2012

Wet Is Wonderful 

rain gutters

Rain Rain Come Again: Hydroponics, Tilapia, Rain Barrels

So long, drought! We're celebrating wet fall weather with stories about hydroponics and rain barrels. In the kitchen, Chef Daniel Orr cooks tilapia and squash.

October 11, 2012

Alt Farming 

hydroponics

Drought And Heat? Some Farmers Try Hydroponics

Hydroponics involves growing plants without dirt. Plants receive nutrients from water solutions that drip directly into the root system.

April 1, 2011

Sustainable Agriculture 

sharlene fish

Composting, Permaculture, Sustainable Home Gardening Methods

Composting, hydroponics, aquaponics, permaculture - you wanted more about sustainable agriculture, and we've got it for you on this special episode!

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