Hydroponics at Numbulwar, Gulf of Carpentaria
In the last few months RIG has been contacted by a lot of people who are either doing – or thinking about – setting up hydroponics and aquaponics projects. Given tough climatic and soil conditions, these projects can offer a really effective way to produce good volumes of food.
We’ll be featuring stories about hydroponics and aquaponics projects in a special edition of RIG News later this year – please get in touch and tell us about your projects, or plans for similar projects. We’re keen to hear whats underway, what has and hasn’t worked, cost, community involvement etc!!
Numbulwar currently have a good project underway (thanks Alice for sending the link!). To read about it and access a video on the project visit the Closing the Gap portal by clicking here
“The hot climate and sandy soil of Numbulwar, on the Gulf of Carpentaria in the Northern Territory, makes it difficult to grow fruit and vegetables. The Homelands Resource Centre hopes to lead the way in hydroponic gardening to enable people in the community to grow their own fruit and vegetables – year round”. Check out the story and the video.