A TED x University of Delaware talk

How do we grow food anywhere, without soil?

Plants do not need soil to grow; they need water and nutrients that we can provide directly. In the pandemic era, we can all take home gardening to the next level and grow vegetables easily with DIY hydroponic setups. Through a series of photos taken during the pandemic, Dr. Qingwu Meng breaks down how to grow our own hydroponic food at home or even in space.

Dr. Qingwu Meng is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences at the University of Delaware. He teaches and researches hydroponic food production in greenhouses, indoor vertical farms, and space exploration. His Delaware Indoor Ag Lab (DIAL) aims to find the optimal environment to grow hydroponic leafy greens, herbs, and fruiting crops efficiently and sustainably.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx 


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