Hi, I’m Jenny. Farm girl and blog post writer for On The Green Farms.
Summer (2015) was the first time that I had ever built my own farm! It was not easy but worth it because now we can grow our own food at home without worrying about pesticides or herbicides!
I am an Agricultural Services and Natural Resources major with a minor in Biology. I graduated from Texas Tech University in May of 2017 with my Bachelor’s degree. My interest is mainly focused on ecology, but I also like the idea of sustainability and how it relates to agriculture.
I have always liked plants and growing things so when I found out about hydroponics systems, they became one of my main interests.
It started out with a little garden box in the backyard. My husband and I were looking for an easy way to grow more of our own food, but didn’t want to spend hours on it every day. So we got into hydroponics; that was when things really took off!
Before too long we had this amazing system set up with several different raised beds, fish tanks, and water catchment areas all designed around sustainability principles.
I know what you’re thinking: organic gardening isn’t just about saving money or getting fresh vegetables for dinner — it’s about being kinder to ourselves, the earth and future generations.
That’s why my family is so passionate about growing our own food organically.
Our family set this website up so we could share our journey and the lessons we’ve learned in living a more simple and self-sufficient life.
We do not claim to have all the answers but we do have first-hand experiences and continued ‘hands on’ education that we are happy to share with you to help you along on your own journey.
Our family set this website up so we could share our journey and the lessons we’ve learned in living a more simple and self-sufficient life. We do not claim to have all the answers but we do have first-hand experiences and continued ‘hands on’ education that we are happy to share with you to help you along on your own journey.
If you have a question about gardening, hydroponic systems, or any other topic we discuss on this site, please submit your questions to the appropriate BLOG POST. That way, others can benefit from your question too! I will do my best to answer your questions as soon as I can. Also, If you enjoyed reading a particular post, we’d love it if you leave us a comment telling us so! 🙂
Now we have started to use hydroponic systems to increase yields and to develop a more year-round food supply. Many people have tried hydroponics and failed because they lack knowledge about the plant’s needs in this system.
modern-day agriculture for your main source of sustenance. The chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) used today do not benefit our health or the environment; rather, they contaminate both us and our planet with their long-term effects.
Thousands of years ago humans used hydroponic methods as well as soil farming techniques in order to grow crops. They grew their vegetables/fruits without synthetic chemicals; moreover, they did it organically! A lot of the techniques are very similar to modern-day organic gardening, but we think there is a need for updated information on hydroponic systems.
We want to help you create the most natural food production system possible so that your family can be as healthy and safe as possible. In order to do this, we decided to research and develop our own hydroponic system which we named “The EarthBox” (our patent pending) because of its simple design and ease of use! Our goal was to create an inexpensive, yet versatile set-up that would allow any level of gardener/farmer from beginners to experts alike to produce a bountiful harvest with little effort required!