CSA BLOG: Hydropo---whaaaaat?


You may have noticed a different kind of lettuce in your share this week. To start it came in a plastic container and it had its roots still attached. This type of lettuce is known as a hydroponic variety, in this case specifically a hydroponic green leaf lettuce.

The term hydroponics originates from the ancient Greek "hydros," meaning water, and "ponos," meaning work. It can sometimes be mistakenly referred to as aquaculture, or aquiculture, but these terms are really more appropriately used for other branches of science that have nothing to do with gardening (Turner, 2012).

Check out the video at sciene.howwstuffworks.com to learn a little about hydroponics and to see how Disney is making use of this gardening method.

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