The plan is to build a network of one-acre “farms” composed of hydroponic greenhouses.
Chives, herbs and leafy greens are grown in hydroponic systems that completely submerge plant roots in water without using soil.
1937, formed in English from hydro- + -ponics, from Greek ponein "to labor, toil," from ponos "labor" (see span (v.)). Related: Hydroponic (adj.).
Cultivating plants in an artificial environment in which the necessary nutrients are carried to the roots in a liquid mixture.