About the Webinar
Hydroponic gardening is a great alternative for educators who are short on space and/or challenged by long winter months during the school year. It also offers opportunities for students to explore the merging of agriculture and technology while exploring science basics — like plant needs and life cycles — through a new lens. The creation of new, small-scale, prefabricated hydroponic systems has made the implementation of hydroponic gardening in classroom spaces easier than ever; however, choosing a system can be challenging, especially for new gardeners.
Join KidsGardening for a webinar to help educators interested in starting a hydroponic garden select the system that best fits their needs and resources.
KidsGardening shares important considerations to make when choosing a system and the educational resources we have available to help integrate a hydroponic garden into your curriculum.
The webinar also features representatives from AeroGarden, ForkFarms, FullCircle26, Gardyn, and Rise Gardens — five great companies producing hydroponic systems for schools who share information about their available systems to help educators determine which system might be the best fit for their program.
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Speaker and KidsGardening Resources
Fork Farms Resources
Rise Gardens Resources
Sarah Pounders has been active in the field of youth gardening for over 20 years. As an Education Specialist at KidsGardening.org, she has coordinated numerous children’s gardens, written curricula and activities for youth of all ages, taught formal and informal youth education programs, and conducted teacher training sessions on integrating gardens into the classroom.
Founded 17 years ago in Boulder, CO, AeroGarden is the world's leading in-home, smart hydroponic garden brand. AeroGarden offers a variety of tech-forward gardens, in addition to Seed Pod Kits, Grow Lights, liquid nutrients and other accessory products, making indoor growing easy and accessible to everyone no matter their skill or available space. AeroGarden allows anyone to grow fresh herbs, salad greens, vegetables, flowers and more, indoors, all year-round with its patented technology.
Fork Farms is a mission-first, agriculture technology company. Fork Farms started with a bag of freshly grown produce, and a vision to transform how people across the world access and engage with fresh food. Since then, our passion for engaging people in fresh food has only grown. Fork Farms is for change-makers seeking to transform the way their communities access and engage with fresh food. From educators, nonprofit leaders, food service providers, chefs, and entrepreneurs, our growers come from diverse backgrounds and levels of farming experience.
FullCircle26 Inc. has placement of Hydroponic systems in over 1000 schools nationwide, hundreds of consumers, international distributors, and Canadian clients. FullCircle26, Inc. provides access to plant growing and farm technology of the future and has over 5 years’ experience providing hands-on activities resulting in higher participation and better grades (SOLs) for preschool to Vocational/College education.
Gardyn is a ground-breaking, award-winning, vertical gardening system for growing herbs, fruits, and vegetables indoors. It is the newest and easiest way to turn any space into a thriving hydroponic indoor gardening system, whether it’s your home, government offices, facilities, or even K-12 Schools. Our unique, patented Hybriponics™ technology and LED lighting offer unparalleled plant density, a vast plant portfolio, self-sustaining water management, and revolutionary machine vision-based AI — all housed within an eye-catching, elegant tower design. This is hydroponics like you’ve never seen before! Gardyn’s Hybriponics® technology provides an opportunity for K-12 students to engage in hands-on learning experiences, bringing STEM learning to life. Gardyn For Schools is ideal for all education programs, from K-12 through higher education. For more details visit https://mygardyn.com/school-gardens/
Our mission is to connect people to the food they eat by inspiring them to grow food that they are proud of and can enjoy with family and friends. We value connecting with nature and loved ones, teaching the next generation the value of nutritious food and delighting our customers.
Date: January 18, 2024
Time: 4pm Pacific, 7pm Eastern
Length: This webinar is 1.25 hours.
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