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Soil-less Certificate Series: Intro to Soil-less Agriculture Course

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Soil-less Certificate Series: Intro to Soil-less Agriculture Course

This hybrid, soilless certificate series is for beginner or urban farmers who are interested in operating hydroponic and aquaponic systems

Date and time

October 2 · 2pm - October 30 · 4pm EDT


To be announced

About this event

  • 28 days 2 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Course Description:

This hybrid course helps train individuals to understand the importance of materials, construction, maintenance, and products utilized to create and farm a successful hydroponics system in various ways.

Instructor: Ariel Verbrugge

Overall Instruction Time:

10 hours Online Lecture via Zoom

8 hours In-person at Firebird Farm

Cost: FREE

Deadline for Registration: Wednesday, September 27th


Introduction Virtual Lecture – Monday, October 2nd from 2 pm - 4 pm

Seeding In-person – Thursday, October 5th from 2 pm - 4 pm

Types of Soil-less Systems Virtual Lecture – Monday, October 9th from 2 pm - 4 pm

Constructing NFT System In-person – Thursday, October 12th from 2 pm - 4 pm

Water Quality Virtual Lecture – Monday, October 16th from 2 pm - 4 pm

Transplanting In-person – Thursday, October 19th from 2 pm - 4 pm

System Design Virtual Lecture – Monday, October 23rd from 2 pm - 4 pm

Harvesting In-person – Thursday, October 26th from 2 pm - 4 pm

Soil-less Farming and Conclusion Virtual Lecture – Monday, October 30th from 2 pm - 4 pm


Beginner and/or urban farmers who are interested in operating hydroponics systems, New farmers/gardeners, and DMV Residents interested in new agricultural techniques.


Farmers will learn:

The importance of soil-less systems in the past as well as for the future and in urban spaces

What factors, materials, and labor are required to maintain distinct types of hydroponics systems

The skills required to assemble, install, maintain, and adjust hydroponics systems

For more information, please contact Ariel Verbrugge at

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