Meeting – June 17, 7pm – ZOOM – Aquaponics

Tom Precht, Ph.D., who runs a farm named “Grateful Gardener” in Poolesville, MD, with his wife, Sarah Daken, will tell us about their research project to establish the use of aquaponics and Autopots as a viable, sustainable organic method to grow dahlias for commercial cut flower production. Tom secured a grant to study the method last year, and the project is set to end June 30 of this year. They are focused on improving the environmental impact and the sustainability of flower farming, both the ecological and economic aspects of it, and hope to move the floral world towards local, American grown flowers. They strive to innovate new methods of growing sustainably, breeding new cultivars, especially of dahlias, and making new connections with flower enthusiasts of all types! Read more about their innovative farm here: