Ikea Growroom for Aquaponics?

IKEA's Space10 Releases Open Source Design Plans for “The Growroom” Vertical Garden Swedish furniture maker IKEA has launched open-source design plans for an innovation vertical gardening structure. The goal of the project was to create a large, simple, spherical structure for locally-grown food. At the same time, they hoped this [...]

By | February 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Aquaponics In The Classroom?

Aquaponics in the Classroom: Will Schools Make Aquaponics Mandatory Curriculum? There has been a trend across the country in recent years. A simple Google News search for “aquaponics” highlights school system after school system implementing aquaponics programs in the classroom. At Keystone Oaks High School in Pittsburg, environmental science teacher [...]

By | February 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Panasonic Ventures Into Vertical Farming

Panasonic’s New Venture into Vertical Farming Raises Eyebrows   When we think of Panasonic, products like televisions and microwaves come to mind. However, this forward-think Japanese company has recently ventured into the agricultural space. In 2014, Panasonic set up a farm in Singapore with the intend to grow leafy green [...]

By | February 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hydroponics, Organic or Not?

Image by luvjnx Should Hydroponic Produce be labeled organic?   In Support of Organic Labeling for Hydroponics and Aquaponics Produce In recent months, a passionate debate has been central to the agriculture community. It involved whether hydroponics (and aquaponics) should be included in the “certified organic” category [...]

By | February 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Scotts Miracle-Gro Pays $77 Million for Botonicare

Scotts Miracle-Gro Pays $77 Million for Botonicare Last August, Scotts Miracle-Gro's hydroponics subsidiary Hawthorne Gardening agreed to a deal to purchase Arizona-based Botonicare. Terms of the deal were not disclosed at the time, however, SEC filings have just revealed that Scotts paid $77.1 million, plus possible additional payments of up [...]

By | January 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments