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Address: 5500 W. Silver Spring Rd., Milwaukee, WI 53218
Phone Number: +1 414-527-1546
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Great place to learn about hydroponics

I took a tour and learned a lot about how farming can be done in a small space. Loved seeing how many things could grow- mushrooms in feed bags, micro greens by the trayful... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 September 2014
Barbara A
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2014

I took a tour and learned a lot about how farming can be done in a small space. Loved seeing how many things could grow- mushrooms in feed bags, micro greens by the trayful, tilapia in tanks buried with a complex filtering system that provides nutrients to the garden...it's all very interesting. There are goats out back. They collect garbage... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014

This is a great and inspiring place to visit if you are interested in sustainable issues. also good for children to see how things grow. There are also goats and chickens and worms to see which might hold their attention.

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Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2012

Visited on May 24, 2012. Took the tour. It was amazing. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and the tour took 2 hrs. We learned so much! It gave us ideas for our own farm. They sell fruits and vegetables, worm castings, apparel, educational material, and many other things. They are using solar power partly and it feeds into the... More 

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Lincoln Park, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2012

We took the guided tour of Growing Power. It was pretty incredible. We learned a little about how aquaponics systems work. They grew mushrooms (I think shiitake) in huge bags that hung from the ceilings. There was a small animal farm in the back. What is produced on the grounds is sold to locals and to specialty stores/restaurants. Growing Power... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2011

Visitors get to tour the urban farm and learn about Growing Power's philosophies in action. Several greenhouses which house lettuce, bean sprouts, giant worm composting bins, and an Aquaponic system are featured. One Aquaponic system holds more than 8,000 tilapia fish. The tank's water is pumped up to fertilize watercress and then the filtered water is reused back in the... More 

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