Gather up garden geeks, it's time to explore the practical applications of science and technology in the garden! This workshop is a hands-on play time with the latest and greatest garden gadgets. Learn why and how to measure pH, electrical conductivity (EC), Brix, CO2, dissolved oxygen (DO), oxidation reduction potential (ORP), water quality, leaf tissue nutrient content, light intensity, light quality and more!
Hydroponics simply delivers to plants the nutrients they need using water. It does not have to be much more complicated than that. Simple setups and processes can do that for the small scale grower. Just add the right environmental components--light and air at the right temperature.
Farmer Tyler works to bring the science and art of hydroponic growing to the masses, from school age kids to adult hobbyists and even the professionals. Tyler is a consultant specializing in urban agriculture, hydroponics and greenhouse production. He graduated Cum Laude from the University of Florida's Horticultural Sciences department and has traveled overseas to study Organic Agriculture in Spain and Protected Agriculture (greenhouse production) in China. His recent assignments include: trialing new products for Hort America to be used in commercial hydroponic applications; developing a demonstration facility to study feasibility and productivity of various small-scale urban hydroponic systems for Dallas Grown greenhouse ; and cultivating crops in hydroponic systems from Hydrofarm, distributors of hobby hydroponic equipment.