Learn how to inoculate oak logs with Shiitake mushroom spores.
A sustainable food production system that combines a traditional aquaculture (raising aquatic animals such as snails, fish, crayfish or prawns in tanks) with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water) in a symbiotic environment. In aquaculture, effluents accumulate in the water, increasing toxicity for the fish. This water is led to a hydroponic system where the by-products from the aquaculture are filtered out by the plants as vital nutrients, after which the cleansed water is recirculated back to the animals. The term aquaponics is a portmanteau of the terms aquaculture and hydroponic.
Rob Torcellini bought a $700 greenhouse kit to grow more vegetables in his backyard. Then he added fish to get rid of a mosquito problem and before long he was a committed aquaponic gardener. Now his 10 by 12 foot greenhouse is filled with not only vegetables, but fish. And the best part is: the poo from that fish is what fertilizes his garden. Aquaponics combines fish farming (aquaculture) with the practice of raising plants in water (hydroponics).
Learn how to make a watering system for your tomatoes or any other staked plants.
Learn how to use natural insecticides like chili pepper and garlic to deter pests from your food garden.
Green Corn Project is a grassroots, volunteer-run organization dedicated to helping Central Texans in need grow their own organic vegetables.
GCP installs organic food gardens for elderly, low-income, and disabled community members as well as for elementary schools, community centers, and shelters in underserved areas of Austin. We turn unused land into garden beds that provide food, education, and a sense of accomplishment and pride for all involved in their creation and maintenance.
In 1995, Eli Zabar, renegade scion of the famous West Side Zabar family, whose markets have been serving New Yorkers for 75 years, began building greenhouses atop his two- and three-story brick buildings on the Upper East Side. These greenhouses, covering nearly a half-acre in area, are producing greens, tomatoes, berries, and even figs that are sold in his market downstairs.
Compost – a mixture of decaying organic matter, as from leaves and manure, used to improve soil structure and provide nutrients.
How to build a home-made compost tumbler from a 55 gallon drum and recycled and reused materials.
Brief instructions on how to start mycelium for the mushrooms you want to grow at home inexpensively and easily.