Our Hydroponics Program
Our students learn about STEM, nutrition and conservation in a hands-on, natural laboratory with Green Our Planet’s STEMworks-accredited, K-5 Hydroponics STEM Program.
What is Hydroponics?
The word hydroponics comes from a combination of the Greek word hydro, which means “of water,” and the Greek word ponos, which means “work.”
Hydroponics is the science of cultivating plants in a nutrient-rich solution instead of soil, where the water does the “work” of delivering nutrients to the plant’s roots. Because the roots are bathed in a nutrient solution, there is constant nourishment for the plants.