What is hydroponics and how does it contribute to sustainable farming?

Discover the essence of hydroponic gardening as we uncover how it revolutionizes plant growth by delivering all essential nutrients through a nutrient-enriched water solution, sans soil. Freight Farms’ Lead Product Designer Derek Baker speaks to James Beard Semi-Finalist Chef Douglass about the science behind hydroponics and how it allows for efficient, space-saving, and sustainable cultivation practices.

“Tomorrow’s Menu,” is a part of the Museum’s “Earthshot” spotlight, a yearlong exploration of the climate solutions that will help us live more sustainably on Earth. The series pairs chef Williams with subject matter experts who together prepare sustainable and delicious options for future menus, delving into questions of climate adaptation, carbon neutrality, food insecurity, and innovation in plant-based meat alternatives.