Glossary > Hydroponics
Food Movement Glossary



Growing vegetables and fruits (such as lettuce, tomatoes and cucumbers) in water with nutrients washing over the roots of the plants, without the use of soil.

Example of Hydroponics:

Hydroponics plants maximizes the use of minimal space. Without having to use soils, urban gardeners could use recycled plastic bottles as hydroponic containers to grow the vegetables that they desire.
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