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Miami-Dade County UF/IFAS Extension to host a workshop on do-it-yourself hydroponics

MIAMI (July 20, 2017)

Hydroponics are growing alternative technologies to produce high quality and profitable specialty crops such as herbs, greens, and cut flowers in places that are not suitable for the cultivation. Hydroponic technologies also have the advantage of increasing production per square foot in comparison with traditional agriculture.

On Thursday, August 3, 2017, from 12:30-5 p.m., the University of Florida Extension/IFAS Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Program will conduct an introductory workshop on how to set and install your own "hydroponics” system. The training session will be held at the UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade, 18710 SW 288 Street in Homestead.  Lunch is included and starts at 12:15 p.m. 

Pre-registration is required. The cost is $25-by July 26; and $30-after. Register and pay here, or call 305-248-3311. See the agenda.

For information on all available training opportunities, visit http://miami-dade.ifas.ufl.edu

The workshop will help you learn how to grow food hydroponically to feed yourself, your family, or start a small business as a commercial hydroponic farmer! You can grow the same amount of produce hydroponically using 90% less water and 80% less land to achieve the same yields. Hydroponics is great for limited space and urban areas.

Miami-Dade Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 270 parks and 13,573 acres of land. It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world and focused on Placemaking, Health and Fitness and Conservation and Stewardship. The non-profit Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade supports Miami-Dade Parks’ efforts to further develop Miami-Dade County’s world-class parks system for residents and visitors.

Who:
University of Florida Extension/IFAS Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Program
What:
Do-it-yourself hydroponics workshop
When:
August 03, 2017 — 12:30 p.m. - 05:00 p.m.
Where:
UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade, 18710 SW 288 Street in Homestead.
Editor's Note:
Pre-registration is required. The cost is $25-by July 26; and $30-after. Price includes lunch. Register and pay here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hydroponics-tickets-35831844010, or call 305-248-3311. See agenda at https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2GtkfDcjSqaMWczRjNUM3VoMGs/view.