Marin Master Gardeners
University of California
Marin Master Gardeners

Hydroponics A to Z; Off the Grid Seminar- Starter Grow Kit and Discussion

Date: June 7, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Contact: Jenine Stilson,, 415-793-3662

Sponsor: Marin Master Gardeners

Location: Hamilton Community Center

Event Details

The Program: This is a brand-new program with lots of new information and ideas. Whether you have zero or a fair amount of experience with soilless culture, this seminar on the whys and wherefores of growing edibles hydroponically is for you. If you want to harvest and enjoy top-quality, tasty, nutritious food year 'round, in less space, reduce water usage by 90%, avoid digging, kneeling, weeding, soil-borne pests, and heavy lifting, you should consider hydroponics. You may be surprised at how simple, productive and inexpensive it can be. This workshop will delve into selecting and using many different types of hydroponics methods, plant nutrition, conventional and organic nutrients, water quality and plant selection. The main crop emphasis for this discussion and demonstration will be on tomatoes and lettuce, as models for vine and leafy greens growing.

Each attendee will not only leave with a bucket-full of knowledge, but will also with a complete, single-plant starter kit. When you get it home, all you will need to do is add water and a seedling and you will be growing hydroponically in 10 minutes or less!

The Speaker: Marin Master Gardener Edibles Guild member Stan Barbarich has been researching and growing hydroponically for 15 years, and is a consultant to individuals and the commercial hydroponics industry. Stan constantly researches and develops better and easier growing methods and equipment while taking the technical wizardry out of the process. In his pre-Master Gardener life, he has designed, produced and presented at engineering and medical seminars and conferences in the U.S., Europe and Asia and is passionate about exposing gardeners to the benefits of hydroponics and helping them decide if this growing method is right for them

Cost:  $30

Registration:  Now open; closes Midnight, Wednesday, May 31, 2017. Register online now.

CE: 3 CE units, UC sponsored

Contact: Jenine Stilson,, 415-793-3662

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