Hydroponics 101. Hydroponics is a form of gardening that uses no soil, but instead grows plants in a solution of nutrients mixed with water. Take the first step in staring your own by learning the fundamentals of hydroponics, it’s pros and cons, what it takes to grow crops in various environments and of course how you can set up your own home system. Free, with kits available for purchase. Contact: Holly, 920.868.2664.