A huge advantage of having the rain barrels is it takes me five minutes to water all the gardens in the morning, and as a grad student with a busy schedule, that’s a huge advantage!
That’s Steven Janowiecki. His elaborate garden just off downtown Bloomington is connected to a series of pipes leading to several rain barrels. He shows us how they work in the first half of the show.
Before that, farmers are experimenting with growing crops using less water and no soil. Hilary Stohs-Krause of Harvest Public Media brings us that story about hydroponics.
Our other water-related segment today is with Chef Daniel Orr where he makes some tasty tilapia tacos. Then, he puts a local and seasonal spin on a Japanese favorite — tempura.
Finally, Dr. Drew Ramsey is back to talk about what foods help us concentrate and what foods decrease anxiety.
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Hydroponics involves growing plants without dirt. Plants receive nutrients from water solutions that drip directly into the root system.
Capers, scallions and lime slices give these tilapia tacos a unique flavor.
With the help of his elaborate rain barrel system, Steven Janowiecki can water his garden in five minutes flat.
Eggs give you focus. Yogurt calms anxiety. Salmon feeds your brain. Dr. Drew Ramsey gives dietary tips for promoting mental health and wellbeing.
Here's a local and seasonal spin on a traditional Japanese dish. Local acorn squash and local beer make this tempura especially Indiana.