Yesterday I had the opportunity and privilege to go on a field trip to a tomato farm in Brighton, this was part of the aquaponics inquiry block. In aquaponics we are trying to create our own gardening system that is self sustainable. We wanted to learn about what professionals do when they are growing their plants. The people who own the farm plant the tomatoes in coconut husk, this is a form of hydroponics, growing plants in something other than soil. This is an affective way to garden because it allows you to add the nutrients to the plant in the most efficient way. They taught us how to use light to your advantage when your farming. We learned how a green house has an effect on the plants and how you can use one to your advantage in the most efficient way. They have a computer system that adds the water and nutrients and it is all about efficiency. I Had a lot of fun on this trip and learned many things that will help me and my group in the making of our own, mosaic aquaponics system.