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Grow student engagement by growing fresh food

Turn disengaged students into hungry learners and future changemakers.

Stundent Engagement

Student engagement - a growing concern

In today's fast-paced world, students are facing an onslaught of distractions and are becoming increasingly disconnected. Traditional teaching methods just aren't driving engagement like they used to.

Driving innovation in the community

Driving innovation in the community - a constant struggle

The best educators are always looking for innovative ways to impact their students and their community. But they can’t risk their investment (or reputation) on solutions that simply don’t work or engage students at scale.

Gaps in food supply chain

Gaps in food supply chain - a hidden nightmare

Sourcing food from your own, sustainable hydroponic farm helps you create your own hyperlocal food system and frees you from the constraints of the existing supply chain.

Want a new way to get students excited about science?

Want a new way to get students excited about science?

Traditional methods aren’t engaging enough. Even when educators try something new, it often results in limited participation or inadequate hands-on learning.

A solution that engages students at scale.
Support to guarantee success.

Let learning take root

Let learning take root

When students are engaged, they are happy. They connect with the subject matter and are inspired to deepen their learning and then apply what they learn in school to the world outside the classroom.

Cultivate the next generation of farmers

Cultivate the next generation of farmers

It has been proven that connecting students to fresh food can have a positive, transformative impact on their health, education, and community.

Allow educators to educate

Allow educators to succeed

Teachers and school support staff are stretched to the limit and cannot afford to waste time babysitting projects that don’t engage their kids. Adopt an easy-to-manage solution and allow educators to focus on teaching and fostering student growth.

EMPTY HARVEST

Why traditional school gardens aren’t enough

A school garden program offers benefits like academic growth and community connection. Indoor hydroponic gardening provides a practical solution, offering a simple, impactful way to create transformative hands-on learning opportunities where outdoor gardens fall short.

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Traditional methods aren’t cutting it

Traditional methods aren’t cutting it

Stop wasting time and money on projects that don’t engage students at scale

Low-yield gardens do not engage at scale

Most hydroponic garden systems can teach science concepts, but aren’t large enough to engage a full classroom or impactfully feed the community.

Teachers are frustrated, wasting time on solutions that don’t engage

Adopting a program that does not have an education-first focus makes it very challenging for teachers to truly engage their students.

Too much time and money managing the solution rather than educating

What is a teacher’s reward for trying new, or innovative, things in the classroom? Having to spend more time implementing and managing the project than educating.

Traditional classroom tools or over-complicated hydroponic alternatives lead to disappointment.

Traditional classroom tools

A low-effort, high-impact solution that will exceed expectations

An easy-to-manage solution, plus support that all but guarantees success while also freeing educators to focus on teaching kids

Connect kids with growing fresh food

An educational hydroponics experience in YOUR community supported by OUR community.

Connect kids with growing fresh food

Read the Inspired Farmer Blog

Find inspiration and get the latest stories and trends on hydroponic farming!

Why Hydroponic Gardens Are a Great Idea for Food Banks And Community

A food bank is a distribution center or a hub where donated food is collected and then distributed to food pantries. All of the food collected is intended to go to people facing ...
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Can You Grow Fruits And Vegetables In Any Season With Hydroponics?

The truth is, it can be challenging to grow produce indoors. There are a lot of elements needed for plants to thrive, such as sunlight, water, and nutrients, and the off-balance ...
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What Are The Best Hydroponic Gardens for Teachers and School Administrators?

Hydroponics in schools is like adding a sprinkle of magic to the curriculum. It's hands-on learning at its finest, teaching students about science, nutrition, and sustainability ...
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Hydroponic Gardens: Overcoming America’s Food Deserts and Improving Access to Healthy Food

According to the CDC, a majority of Americans do not receive adequate nutrition. Often, the culprit is a high amount of “sodium, saturated fat, and sugar” in their diets, ...
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How to Start a Hydroponic School Lunch Program: What are the Steps?

Thinking about putting hydroponics into your school lunch program, but don’t know where to start? School lunch programs are more important now than ever since post-pandemic, we ...
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The Different Ways an Indoor Hydroponic Garden Can Engage Students In The Classroom

Hydroponics, or the practice of growing plants using nutrient-rich water instead of soil, continues to reshape how our society approaches fresh food production and delivery. Every ...
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Can You Grow Lettuce Indoors? A Guide to Growing Lettuce Indoors With A Hydroponic Garden

Hydroponic farming continues to revolutionize how we grow and consume food. By using nutrient-rich water solutions instead of soil, this innovative approach to food production ...
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Can You Grow Food Year-Round With an Indoor Hydroponic Garden?

Hydroponics is a groundbreaking method of cultivating plants without the use of soil. This innovative technique has transformed the way fresh, nutritious food is grown. By ...
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Indoor Garden Systems: What Are They And Should You Buy One?

Indoor garden systems are revolutionizing how people grow plants and vegetables. Rather than using traditional soil and depending on the elements (sunlight, humidity, etc.) to ...
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How Much Food Can a Hydroponic Farm System Actually Grow?

Hydroponic systems offer a powerful and innovative approach to gardening. They provide a controlled environment for plant growth without the use of soil. Instead, crops are ...
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Hydroponic Garden for the Classroom: Best Options and How to Get Started

Hydroponic gardening is rapidly gaining popularity as an innovative and engaging method of cultivation that challenges traditional agricultural practices. By growing plants ...
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How to Choose an Indoor Hydroponic Garden System: What to Look For

Hydroponics has revolutionized the way we approach growing fresh food. Instead of using traditional soil, this modern and innovative method of cultivation relies on growing plants ...
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The Best Hydroponic System Classroom Service Projects We've Seen: Cultivating Growth Beyond the Garden

In an era where education transcends traditional learning boundaries, integrating hydroponic systems into classrooms is a transformative tool to enhance education and cultivate a ...
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What Are The Best Resources To Learn About Hydroponic Farming?

Hydroponic farming is revolutionizing the way we grow plants. It's based on a foundation of finding sustainable and efficient solutions to help our environment, increase ...
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The Top Reasons Gardeners Love Hydroponic Systems and You Will Too

Hydroponics is a method of cultivating plants without soil. It has revolutionized the world of growing fresh, nutritious food. With the ability to grow plants in an indoor, ...
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The Best Hydroponic Seeds for Beginning Growers

Discover the benefits of pelleted seeds for beginner hydroponic growers and learn about the best plant varieties for hydroponic gardening. Get tips on storing and handling ...
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What to Grow in a Hydroponic Garden

Discover the top plant varieties that thrive in hydroponic gardens and learn how to grow them successfully in your indoor hydroponic garden.
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The Community Impact of a Hydroponic Farm

Discover how hydroponic farming positively impacts communities, promoting sustainability, economic development, and well-being.
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An Introduction to Indoor Hydroponics

Discover indoor hydroponics and its benefits for sustainable food production. Learn the basics of hydroponics and how hydroponics farms can help build resilient local communities.
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Are Hydroponic Gardens Better Than Soil-Based Gardens?

Are you interested in cultivating produce and starting your own garden? Perhaps you’re considering a hydroponic growing system versus an outdoor garden.
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What Types of Fruits and Vegetables Can You Grow With a Hydroponic Garden?

Hydroponic gardening allows you to grow fruits and vegetables without using soil. Instead, plants are grown in a special nutrient-rich solution, which can result in faster growth ...
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