This publication is for anyone interested in teaching a range of skills and knowledge to children that is fun, exciting and hands on. The publication covers the basics of Hydroponics and how to reduce the amount of plastic waste by making Hydroponic systems using one-time-use plastic bottles and containers.

There is growing evidence that by making education fun and meaningful to learners, of all ages, they appreciate and apply what they learn in the classroom to their daily lives. Since we all eat food and are becoming more environmentally aware one natural connection between education and the real world is agriculture.

The pressure on farmers to provide fresh vegetables sustainably, at low cost but improved quality is increasing year on year. Climate change has also affected farmers day to day activities and crop output. It is important to highlight the issues regarding the environment and agriculture and the small steps individuals can take to play their part in helping to promote a healthy and sustainable environment and ethical food production. The use of modern technologies will continue to make food production viable and sustainable in the future and it is important for people to understand how technology and techniques, such as Hydroponics, can make a difference.

Practical Guide to Hydroponics

Dr William Lockitt

Dr Lockitt has over forty-five years’ experience in education and has written several publications highlighting the effective use of multimedia flexible and open learning. Since 2010 Dr Lockitt has been the strategic policy Director for G2G Communities CIC and in 2011 managed the implementation of the first not for profit, community focused LEGO Education Innovation Studio in the UK.