No need for growing pains with botanical event

August 9, 2013 by  

Particularly useful for apartment dwellers, locals can learn how to create a garden on the roof at the Aquaponics and Organic Hydroponics event currently being held at South Main Street and West 6th Street in historic Downtown Los Angeles, just 30 minutes from Torrance.

Bioponics is a sustainable farming method which uses no soil to grow plants. It combines microorganisms and natural resources to provide food and water for the plants. Drinks and snacks will be provided for participants.

Speakers include David Epstein, D.O., an osteopathic family practitioner who is the manager of Bioponica. He will discuss how the nutrient cycle works and share ideas on how to conserve water. The event runs until Tuesday, August 13. For more information, call (404) 444-7121.

There is also a chance to create an application for hydroponics at the App Design 101 class, which will be held at 10:00 am tomorrow at Roc Airport, 4590 MacArthur Blvd., in Newport Beach.

Lead instructor J.C. Jubilo will teach participants how to convert their ideas into designs that can be given to a developer to create. It will cover the basics of UX Design and will use the wire framing tool Balsamiq. Guests are asked to bring a laptop installed with a trial version of the program.

Examples will be given of good and poor designs so designers will learn what not to do, as well as how to create a great app. Lunch will be provided, and it might be a great opportunity for like-minded people to swap digital business cards.