Teenage farmer uses hydroponics to grow food in New York and Israel

Steven Hoffen, 15, founded the nonprofit organization Growing Peace to provide food and education about hydroponics to communities in need.

Hydroponics is a method of farming that involves growing fruits and vegetables vertically rather than horizontally in a traditional farm or greenhouse. Additionally, hydroponics does not require soil. As its name implies, hydroponics uses water to nourish the plants rather than soil.

Together, these factors allow hydroponics farmers such as Hoffen to grow food without needing a large space and to do so while saving water.

Hoffen said he became interested in hydroponics after creating a documentary about the organization Sindyanna of Galilee, an Israeli organization that had a hydroponics project. He then went on to install one hydroponics system in Israel and two in New York City.

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