Making fresh local produce available year round to restaurants, grocery stores & schools in a demonstration hydroponic and aquaponic setting open to the public.
The Greenhouse at Island Grown’s Farm Hub is approximately 31,000 square feet and was built in 1989. When we acquired the property in 2012, our first priority was to begin renovations and repairs to the greenhouse and design a system where we could use a unique hydroponic growing method.
Our systems use less water, have faster grow rates and need no chemical fungicides or pesticides.
Natural Growing practices
We start with organic seed, organic fertilizers and use biological filters to convert ammonia into useful nitrates for the plants.
strawberries, salad greens, cucumbers, mushrooms, microgreens, kale, cooking greens, radishes, carrots, beets, chard, basil and other herbs
in a recirculating aquaponics system provide additional nutrients to the plants.
Contact Program Leader Keith Wilda to learn more about what we do in the greenhouse, to purchase our products, or to inquire about an internship opportunity.