The Cavendish Energy Committee will sponsor a workshop on
Tuesday, February 27th at 6:00 P.M. to be held in the Cavendish Town
Office meeting room on the subject of Hydroponics.
Casey Hodge of Southern Vermont Hydroponics in Mount Holly
will present the workshop. He will discuss suitability for southern Vermont
climate, and practicality of growing our own fresh food year round. His
presentation will include a general overview of the different types of
hydroponics and the most used and useful growing methods for the home. Also, he
will address the reasons why we should grow this way, including the economies
and advantages over traditional agriculture. He will also include examples of
plants and equipment.
An underlying reason for our concern with energy is the
state of our natural environment and the need for people to live more
sustainably. Hydroponics is a method of growing plants without soil. While the
practice of hydroponics has been around for hundreds of years, the issue of
sustainability has taken on new meaning in our world today and hydroponics is
one way of helping to feed us. NASA is studying hydroponics for future space
missions, and countries such as Holland and Canada have many acres of
hydroponic systems producing a variety of crops.
Anyone from any town may attend the workshop. The Cavendish
Town Office is located at 37 High Street in Cavendish. Light refreshments will
be served at the workshop. For additional information please contact Karen
Wilson at 203-550-7430.