CAVENDISH, Vt. – The Cavendish Energy Committee will sponsor a workshop on Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. to be held in the Cavendish Town Office meeting room on the subject of Hydroponics.
Casey Hodge of Southern Vermont Hydroponics in Mount Holly will present the workshop. He will discuss suitability for southern Vermont climate, and practicality of growing our own fresh food year round. His presentation will include a general overview of the different types of hydroponics and the most used and useful growing methods for the home. Also, he will address the reasons why we should grow this way, including the economies and advantages over traditional agriculture. He will also include examples of plants and equipment.
An underlying reason for our concern with energy is the state of our natural environment and the need for people to live more sustainably. Hydroponics is a method of growing plants without soil. While the practice of hydroponics has been around for hundreds of years, the issue of sustainability has taken on new meaning in our world today and hydroponics is one way of helping to feed us. NASA is studying hydroponics for future space missions, and countries such as Holland and Canada have many acres of hydroponic systems producing a variety of crops.
Anyone from any town may attend the workshop. The Cavendish Town Office is located at 37 High Street in Cavendish. Light refreshments will be served at the workshop. For additional information, please contact Karen Wilson at 203-550-7430.