Living Green and loving it
Nobles Cooperative Electric is producing fresh produce and giving back to the local food shelves. The electric cooperative recently (December 23, 2019) began utilizing its new Living Green hydroponic gardening system, an 8-by-12 foot shed equipped to grow vegetables all year despite frigid temperatures in the winter. The system practically runs itself with a regulated constant temperature of 72 degrees. LED lights above the plants and tubes below or injected in the pots keep the plants adequately supplied with enough artificial sunlight and water to meet their growing requirement. Several varieties of lettuce, cucumbers, peppers and tomatoes are grown hydroponically. Once mature, they are delivered to area food shelves in Murray and Nobles County.
Nobles Cooperative Electric is the first electric cooperative to own a hydroponic food producing shed from GroShed. Simply put, hydroponics is the use of nutrient rich water to feed and grow plants instead of soil. Plants are much less susceptible to disease, pests and mildews. If you would like to learn more or would like to schedule a visit, be sure to give us a call. You may find you want to be Living Green and loving it too.