Category Archives: Online Classes

How to Make a Simple 5 Gallon Bucket Aeroponics System

The 5 gallon bucket aeroponic system is very simple to make and operate. It was designed to provide a compact and inexpensive way to grow food using 5 gallon food-grade buckets. The unit is only filled with less than 2 … Continue reading

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How to Harvest and Store Rainwater, Dew, & Frost

Every year, our home collects over 15,000 gallons of rainwater and continually stores over 5,000 gallons of water to grow food. Besides being free, rainwater is also the best water for growing plants. We have even learned the secret to … Continue reading

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Getting Started in Aquaponics

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Class: Getting Started in Aquaponics Recorded LIVE When: September 7th, 2013 Where: The Garden Pool in Mesa, AZ Length: 57 minutes Getting Started in Aquaponics was recorded live in a classroom setting. To be a part of our classes in … Continue reading

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How to Grow and Cook Banana Plants

A flowering banana at the Garden Pool.

Bananas are one of the most beautiful plants that can be added to your garden. The large green leaves provide a lush tropical feel to any growing environment. Banana plants are easy to grow and adapt well to many climates. … Continue reading

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Growing Duckweed

We really appreciate what duckweed contributes to the Garden Pool. We dedicate more surface area of growing duckweed than to any other plant we grow. The tiny floating plant adds nutrition to the diets of our fish and hens while … Continue reading

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Starting Plants from Seeds

72 cell 1020 flats under T5 high output 6500K fluorescent lighting.

Starting plants from seed is an art, but one that can be learned. We plant thousands of seeds every year at the Garden Pool and starting plants from seeds and seed saving make it all possible and affordable. We have … Continue reading

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Designing Aquaponic Systems with SketchUp

We use the free program, SketchUp, to design most of our projects at Garden Pool. SketchUp (also known as Google SketchUp) is a 3D modelling program for a broad range of applications such as architectural, civil, mechanical, film as well … Continue reading

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How to Grow and Clone the Goji Berry Plant

Ripe Goji Berries grown at the Garden Pool.

We have found Goji Berry Plants both productive and very easy to grow. We think everyone can grow this super food. Goji Berries (Lycium barbarum or wolfberry) are an easy plant to grow that offers a nutritious and tasty treat, … Continue reading

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How to Grow and Cook the Curry Leaf Plant – Murraya keonighii – Rutaceae

Curry Leaf Plants growing.

Original content by Wilmot W. – Master Gardener Curry Growing Information The curry leaf plant is native to India and Sri Lanka and has small and very pungent aromatic leaves. The leaves are used in Asian cooking, mainly in curries … Continue reading

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How to Grow and Cook the Moringa Plant and more.

The moringa class was filmed and streamed live at the Garden Pool. Moringa Growing Information: -Grows great in Zone 9 and higher, but can be grown indoor in pots, as a seasonal crop, or greenhouse grown in colder climates. -Can … Continue reading

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