ENVIRONMENT

What is Hydroponics?

The art of growing plants in water. 

We bring our SAM (Sustainable Agriculture Machine) hydroponic system to classrooms and engage students in the cultivation of plants while using experiential pedagogy to teach about food systems, sustainability, health, nutrition, and entrepreneurship. 

Advantages of Hydroponic Farming:

  • It uses only 1/10th of water compared to traditional, soil-based, gardening.

  • A wide variety of plants can be grown 

  • In a controlled environment, crops can be grown all year round.

  • Crops grow  faster and many more crops can be grown in the same amount of space

  • Hydroponic farming can be bug-free, as well chemical-pesticide free as such, plants are healthier and have better nutritional value.

  • Labor is significantly reduced and upkeep is minor

  • It requires significantly less space in comparison to soil-based gardens, as plants with small roots can be grown closer to each other

At StartUpRoots we utilize these advantages to instill a sense of empowerment and possibility in students. 

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