|Local greenhouse promoting produce - sans soil|
|Thursday, 19 July 2012 12:31|
The Black Hills Harvest greenhouse features an exotic and high-tech way to raise vegetables. It's a method known as hydroponics, and it uses no soil. The vegetables are grown with the roots immersed in a solution of water and plant nutrients.
Owners Chris Suridis and Paul Roterdam say their veggies are grown without chemicals and are much healthier than produce that has to be shipped in.
Roterdam says, "We don't use chemicals. In fact, we don't use that word around here at all ... It's a matter of deciding what the plants need when they need it."
Paul and Chris say, in spite of what they believe to be a healthier product, they are being forced out of their present location on West Chicago and need a new one.
-Al Van Zee