Let It Grow


This summer, Cincinnati’s Krohn Conservatory will present a breakthrough summer show, Let It Grow, that highlights and demonstrates four new cutting edge, sustainable gardening and food production techniques. The show, sponsored by Scherzinger Pest Control, will run from July 9-August 25, from 10am-5pm, Tuesday-Sunday. These four new systems, once only used commercially, are now available for home, business and restaurant use and can save gardeners significant space, energy, water resources and money.

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  • AQUAPONICS—A closed-loop, sustainable food production system that combines the raising of fish with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water). Plants, which uptake the waste from the fish tank,  filter the water and recirculate it to the fish.
  • AEROPONICS—The process of growing plants in an air or mist environment without the use of soil. This system, featuring the “Tower Garden®”, will be available for visitors to purchase through the Krohn Gift Shop for their own use.
  • HYDROPONICS—A method of growing plants in mineral nutrient water solutions without soil.
  • VERTICAL GARDENING—A space-saving gardening method of growing plants on walls or vertical structures with minimal use of soil and water. 

In addition to showcasing these revolutionary gardening systems, the Krohn Conservatory will also feature a series of “how-to” lectures (included with General Admission) from regional experts. 

  • Saturday,  July 13 at 10:30 am— Aquaponics and Hydroponics system designers Dan Divelbiss 
  • Saturday, August 24 at 10:30  am— Aquaponics and Hydroponics system designers Pete West and Adam Wyman and Aeroponics expert Megan Frondutti
  • Get “cool” at the krohn "Rain" Forest 

    August 6 - 23 from 10 am - Noon

    Experience the “Rain” Forest display and get cool while visiting the Krohn. Each day from 10 to Noon a cool misting will enhance the walk through the rain forest, and  for those that want to experience a drier walk we will have umbrellas on hand... but we encourage everyone to dress in cool summer attire designed to get wet! And for an extra “cool” treat, be sure to try the All Natural Chill Shaved Ice available for purchase outside of the Gift Shop...it’s a vacation in a cup!

     

    LEARN TO GARDEN WITHOUT SOIL AT THE “HOW TO” LECTURES

    Saturday,  August 17 at 10:30 am

    Aquaponics and Hydroponics system designers Pete West and Kevin Savage and Aeroponics expert, 

    Megan Frondutti

     

    AFTER-THE-HARVEST COOKING DEMO 

    Sunday, August 18 from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 

    We are harvesting our vegetables and herbs that were grown during the “Let It Grow” summer show. All of the foods were grown without soil! Come join our resident food guru, Chef Ursula, as she creates unique and tasty dishes made from these freshly harvested food! She  will be offering how-to's, as well as samples of her delicious dishes! And of course, recipes!  

     

    Fall Bonsai Display 

    Saturday and Sunday, August 24-25 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm 

    Come join our bonsai experts and see hundreds of beautiful bonsai trees. Learn how you can get started in the art of bonsai. Sponsored by the Bonsai Society of Greater Cincinnati.  

     

    LEARN TO GARDEN WITHOUT SOIL AT THE “HOW TO” LECTURES

    Saturday, August 24 at 10:30 am

    Aquaponics and Hydroponics system designers Pete West and Kevin Savage and Aeroponics expert,            

    Megan Frondutti

The Krohn Conservatory gift shop will feature many of the items gardeners will need to establish one of these technologies in their own home gardens.

“Vegetables such as peppers, tomatoes, a variety of herbs and even watermelons will be grown in our displays during this show,” explained Bethany Butler, ‘Let It Grow’ show designer. “It is interesting to note that these remarkable growing systems are already being used throughout many international communities to provide fresh produce and fish to impoverished regions and offer them to areas where these things cannot normally grow. These are astonishingly efficient systems to provide the world with food in ways that exceed the imagination!”

Tickets are $3 for all visitors over 12; $2 for children 5-12; kids 1-4 are admitted FREE. For more information, please contact the Krohn Conservatory at 421-5707.

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