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Starting a Hydroponic Program presented by Jeff Bracken, ACT2 2010 ...

Starting a Hydroponic Program presented by Jeff Bracken, ACT2 2010

Jeff will share his experiences with starting a school-based hydroponic program. This is a timely issue and he'll have some great ideas to share for getting started, including the whole school and sharing with the community.

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    • Chemistry of Hydroponics Jeff Bracken Westerville North High School ACT2 Conference June, 2010
    • Source of Grow Lights
    • What to Grow?
      • Basil
      • Oregano
      • Peppers
      • Cherry tomatoes
      • Lettuce
      • Citronella
    • Chemistry Concepts
      • Percent composition
      • Solubility equilibria
      • pH
      • Solubility rules: “nutrient lockout”
      • Soluble forms of iron
      • Ammonium: Nitrate Ratio
    • Nutrient Solutions
      • $45 per gallon
    • Construction Process
    • Aeroponic Cloner
      • Mist onto stems.
      • Roots in 6-21 days.
      • Root growth visible.
      • Holds 48 plants.
      • Our version <$50
      • Math collaboration.
    • Graph of Root Formation
    • Sweet Italian Basil
      • Fresh harvest
      • Thrives indoors
      • Propagates easily
      • Enhanced Flavor
      • Revenue $50/week
    • Styrofoam Basil Rafts
      • Drilling the holes
      • Raft of new clones
    • Access to Entire Plant
    • Moringa: Miracle Plant
      • Native to India
      • “ Drumstick tree”
      • Peace Corps
    • Moringa: Nature’s Miracle!
      • 7x’s the Vitamin C of oranges
      • 4x’s the Calcium of milk
      • 4x’s the Vitamin A of carrots
      • 3x’s the Vitamin K of bananas
      • 2x’s the Protein of milk
    • Hydrangeas: Pink or Blue?
    • Hydroponic Hydrangea!
    • Hydrangeas: Pink & Blue
    • Hydroponic Lettuce
    • Hydroponic Lettuce
      • Weekly planting
      • 28 day cycle
      • Fluorescent lights
      • Access to full plant
      • Amazing taste!!!
    • Lettuce Expansion
      • ESL Students
      • Autistic Students
    • LED Grow Lights
    • Grow light Comparison
      • T-5 Fluorescent
      • LED Grow Light
    • Guidance Classroom
    • Grow Light Comparison
      • Pink LED
      • Blue LED
    • Peppers & Tomatoes
    • One Day’s Harvest
    • Salsa Fest May, 2008
    • Auto Shop Locker Room
    • New Cherry Tomato Patch
    • Cherry Tomato Harvest
    • Stockroom Nutrients
      • Chemicals from stockroom
      • Growth comparison with commercial
      • Cost effective
      • Scientific method in action
      • No “universal” nutrient solution yet
    • Catnip Extraction
    • Catnip Project
    • Stevia: Natural Sweetener
    • Future Efforts
      • Dwarf Blueberries
      • Stevia Plants
      • Sales of Herbs
      • Plants with a Purpose
      • Self-funded program
    • Financial Support
      • Toyota TAPESTRY Foundation $10,000
      • Ann Sherry Foundation $2,500
      • Captain Planet Foundation $2,500
      • Martha Holden Jennings $2,000
      • Hach Scientific $1,500
      • Hooked on Hydroponics Award $1,500
      • Westerville Education Foundation $1,000
      • Science Education Council of Ohio $500
    • Donations
      • Westerville Police Dept
      • Livingston Seed Company
      • ProSource Worldwide LED
    • Acknowledgements
      • Mr. Kurt Yancey, Principal
      • Mr. Kyle Campbell, Biology Teacher
      • Ms. Jessica Waites, Chemistry Teacher
      • Mr. Jon Wing, Biology Teacher
      • Dedicated student lab assistants