406: Greenhouse Indoor

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Growing Solutions: Greenhouse 

Greenhouses allow food to grow with limited space and land. Hydroponics is a way to grow plants directly in water with nutrients and without soil. Hydroponics is often used inside greenhouses – combining these two ideas!  

Hydroponic systems in greenhouses have many benefits, including using less water, producing less nutrient waste, and often growing more food. Lettuce and other greens, herbs, tomatoes, and cucumbers are often grown this way. What other familiar plants can you find inside Terra’s greenhouse? 

Image caption: One of the most common hydroponic systems is nutrient film technique (NFT) where plants are grown in water and nutrients instead of growing in soil. Photo courtesy of CSU.  


Associate Attorney, Navajo Tribal Utility Authority

Ms. Becker has dedicated her career to the Navajo Nation and its natural resources.  She is currently serving as an Associate Attorney for the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority.  Prior to this position, she had the honor of serving as the Director of the Navajo Nation Division of Natural Resources from May 2013 to January 2019, as an appointee of President Begaye and Vice-President Nez, after serving eleven (11) years as an attorney for the Navajo Nation focusing on water rights and natural resources issues.  Continuing her deep interest and passion for water, she serves on the Leadership Team for the Water and Tribes Initiative in the Colorado River Basin, as a Commissioner on the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission, as an appointee of Governor Lujan Grisham, and on the Navajo Nation Water Rights Commission, as an appointee of Speaker Damon.  Ms. Becker is equally passionate about supporting artists and serves as a Trustee for the Institute of American Indian Arts and Culture (IAIA), as an appointee of President Obama.  Ms. Becker is a member of the Nation and lives on the Navajo Nation in Fort Defiance with her husband and two school age children.

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