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Community garden teaching hydroponics

Coppell Community Garden hosted a class on hydroponic gardening, June 22 at the William T. Cozby Public Library. The class covered techniques for growing and planting in a hydroponic environment, as well as some of the unique aspects of pest and climate control in an indoor environment. The class also taught construction techniques for hydroponic greenhouses, with tips for avoiding common problems.
Hydroponics refers to the practice of growing plants without using soil as a medium for nutrient transmission. In other words, the roots of the plant are submerged directly in a mixture of water and minerals. The advantages, according to class lecturer and commercial hydroponic farmer Steve Elliot, are numerous.

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