Hope House Guelph As a branch of Lakeside church, Hope House has been serving the Guelph community through a variety of initiatives. Hope House offers over 19 programs and services that range from a food market to counselling services. As a producer of food, Wellington Greens aims to support Hope House in their desire to improve food insecurity. The Food Market The Hope House food market ensures that everyone can have access to nutritious food and supplies. The market features a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, meat and dairy, hygiene products, and cleaning products. The initiative is a choice-based system whereby people are not required to present a certain level of income to qualify for the market. Hope House believes...
There are 16 essential nutrients for plants and scientists have grouped them into three categories based on their importance. In order for a plant to use a nutrient, it must be in either a positively charged ion (cation) or a negatively charged ion (anion). A plant is not able to make use of any organic compounds unless they are broken down into ionic form.
Paul Myers is the has his PhD in epigenetics from the University of Liverpool and he is the co-founder and managing director of Farm Urban. In 2016, Myer appeared on a TED Talk to share his thoughts on how humanity can improve the broken food systems.
Farmers, hobby farmers, and gardeners all have to deal with different types of pests that seek to feed off different types of plants. Pests can have large economic consequences as they have the ability to destroy crops. Regardless of the scale of the grower, one must be prepared to mitigate pests to ensure that their plants can be successful. There are natural pesticides that we can use in place of harmful chemical pesticides.
Vertical farming is the practice of growing crops in vertical and stacked layers. Vertical farming is a new type of farming that aims to make use of perpendicular space to improve growing efficiency. It usually takes place in controlled environments and can make use of modern farming techniques such as hydroponics, aquaponics, and aeroponics. Vertical farming often incorporates the use of LED lighting systems that mimic the light from the sun.