Eye on UMSL: Rooted in air

Aeroponic tower

The Marillac Hall lobby at the University of Missouri–St. Louis has been home to an aeroponic garden tower, featuring such vegetables as swiss chard, as part of a science, technology, engineering and math education project funded by the National Science Foundation. It has been overseen by Nicolle von der Heyde, a lecturer in the College of Education. “Aeroponic” means the roots of the plants are not in soil or water and spend the majority of the time in the air. Pumps are set up to cycle a solution of water and minerals that feeds the plants.

This photograph was taken by UMSL photographer August Jennewein and is the latest to be featured in Eye on UMSL.


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