Sustainable growing to be focus of Ft. Lauderdale event

June 10, 2018 by  

Thanks to advances in hydroponic techniques and technology, this form of agriculture is being used to produce more crops than ever before, and Ft. Lauderdale is invited to take part in a morning that will explore this growing method.

Hydroponics can be used to grow flowers, herbs, and vegetables in areas that would not otherwise be suitable for cultivation. In many cases, the yields per square foot can often be higher than those obtained using traditional growing methods.

The UF/IFAS Broward County Extension office will be the location for this event, which will include both demonstrations and displays. Several speakers will address those who attend the function, and the topics covered will include how hydroponics can be used to ensure sustainable food production in an urban environment, a hydroponic system and its fundamental components, and lettuce production using hydroponics.

Tickets to be included in this morning-long overview of hydroponics are $25 each, and only a limited number are available. Brochure printing can be utilized to produce informational materials for an occasion like this.

The ‘Hydroponic Solutions for Urban Food Production’ seminar has been organized for July 18. It will begin at 8:00 am, and will be held at 3245 College Avenue in Davie. More information is obtainable by contacting the organizers at evcampoverde@ufl.edu or by calling 305-248-3311 extension 241.

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