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What is Hydroponics?

Hydroponics is a type of horticulture and a subset of hydroculture which involves growing plants without soil, by using mineral nutrient solutions in an aqueous solvent. Terrestrial or aquatic plants may grow with their roots exposed to the nutritious liquid, or, in addition, the roots may be physically supported by an inert medium such as perlite, gravel, or other substrates. Wikipedia

We purchased our system from Fork Farm. If you would like to learn more about it go here 

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What does this mean for you?

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This system gives our organization the unique capability of offering fresh vegetables once a month. Fresh vegetables are out of reach to some families and this is one of the many ways that Helping Hand is trying to strive toward the future by providing unique solutions to our community.

Leah Butler maintaining
the hydroponic 

Fresh romain lettuce, basil, bok choi, mini-peppers and cherry tomatoes in the middle of winter? Yes, if you have a hydroponic growing system like Indianola’s Helping Hand does!

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