Sustainable Living, Education and Aquaponics
Our start-up farm has a simple beginning. What can we do to grow healthy food without pesticides, herbicides, and non-GMO products? Well, let's do some research and begin to learn how to reverse some of the damage we have done to the earth, our home. Already having had a backyard garden and growing our vegetables, we got tired of having to use constantly off-the-shelf fertilizers, pesticides, etc., and we decided to go green. Going green meant, thinking of new innovative ways to grow food and leaving the smallest carbon footprint. We have been successfully growing food in our aquaponic units and wanted to share the knowledge through teaching. We are excited to be teaching what we've been practicing. We are currently teaching classes on the following sustainable living subjects:
Farming traditional soil gardening
Natural pest control
We are still exploring quite a many other topics and when we start getting the experience will be happy to share the knowledge. More to come on this as we just have to figure out if we can get them into the backyard.
We grow so much healthy food in our little garden. We are unable to eat it all. So we share the harvests with friends and family. We are still experimenting with any way possible to grow things, and so we work with soil, media beds, floating beds, and containers. You will never know everything and learning so much fun!!!!
Inside the greenhouse:
Malabar Spinach, Everlasting Spinach,
Sprouting - Cilantro, Spinach and Tomato, Soy bean and Mung Bean
Outside under the greenhouse canopy:
Media Bed with hydroton, grow rocks, and hessponics pumice grow rocks
Soil or Container
Sweet Green Peppers
Nectarines trees (1 in soil and 1 in hess ponics pumice rocks)
We germinate with trays and lighting on heat maps... here are some of the things we have started with. If not germinating this ways... sometimes the seeds are just tossed into the media beds.