Urban Farming Through Hydroponics
It will allow them to refresh and recap certain concepts which they have learnt through textbooks and curriculum in school, following which, being able to apply and relate what they have learnt through this hands-on learning experience.
What is Hydroponics
Hydroponics is an innovative and soil-less method of cultivating plants, where the traditional role of soil is replaced with a nutrient-rich water solution. In this fascinating agricultural technique, plants are meticulously nurtured in a precisely controlled environment to optimize their growth and overall well-being. Instead of relying on natural soil for nutrients, hydroponic systems provide plants with essential minerals and elements directly through the water, creating an ideal growing medium.
Hydroponics has gained popularity in agriculture and horticulture due to its potential to deliver several benefits. Not only can it result in accelerated growth rates and increased crop yields when compared to traditional soil-based farming, but it also allows for cultivation in a wider range of settings, including indoor and controlled environments. In essence, hydroponics embodies a modern approach to agriculture, promising a more sustainable and efficient way to nurture plants and produce a bounty of fresh, healthy crops.
Min 5 Pax
Take Exit B from Marymount MRT and walk towards MAPEX building. Proceed to the third floor via the lift and exit through 2 doors on the right to the carpark. We are located right at the end!
Each trainer will be assigned to a few participants to ensure that full guidance is provided
Benefits of Hydroponics Workshops
Students will learn about sources of food in Singapore, the food production chain, and the components of food security. They will be able to assess Singapore’s food security level.
Hydroponic systems are often more resource-efficient than traditional soil-based farming.
Workshops can educate participants on how hydroponics can save water, and reduce the need for pesticides contributing to environmental sustainability.
Hydroponics workshops provide practical, hands-on experience in setting up and maintaining hydroponic systems.
Participants can actively engage with the hydroponics equipment and techniques involved in this method of plant cultivation.
Hydroponics Workshop FAQ
Hydroponics is a urban farming method which uses nutrient solution and water to grow plants in a controlled environment.
Students will learn:
- The importance of food security in the context of Singapore
- The benefits of urban farming
- Hydroponics and how it works as an urban farming method
- How to use hydroponics to grow vegetables.
For our hydroponics workshop, usually, each class will receive a demo kit of growMe which is a medium sized hydroponics system with 15 growing pods.
The duration of the hydroponics workshop typically takes around 1.5hours per session. If you are looking at multiple sessions, please feel free to enquire as our workshops are highly customizable.
For logistical purposes, we would require the hydroponics workshop to be conducted in a classroom like setting, with a visualizer at the front. There should also be a power point for us to install the hydroponics system, as well as a water point.
For the hydroponics system, the materials that you will need are:
Water, Nutrient Solution A & B, Sponges and seeds.
No prior knowledge or experience is required for any workshop at EcoPonics! Our urban through workshops are suitable for beginners and our skilled facilitators will bring you through the process of urban farming step-by-step.
Ecoponics workshops emphasize hands-on learning, allowing participants to interact with hydroponic systems and equipment. Practical experience is often the most effective way to learn about hydroponics.
Depending on your needs, Ecoponics offer customized workshop options.
Booking a Workshop With Ecoponics for Urban Farming Through Hydroponics
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