John from goes on a field trip to Swank Specialty Produce that grows over 350 varieties of vegetables and uses 90 minerals to grow the best tasting food.

In this episode, John will visit a farm in South Florida growing both Hyrdoponic Shade House Grown and Organic Full Sun Production.

You will get a full tour of the farm including many of the crops they are currently growing, how they are growing them. You will learn how important it is to grow diversity in your garden and grow specific varieties of crops for success instead of failure.

You will also discover the special trace minerals they use to grow the best tasting food.

Finally, John will interview Darren Swank, the farmer who has been been in the business of farming for 13+ years now and ask him the following questions:

00:55:46 Interview with Darren Swank Begins
00:56:00 Is there any such thing as Organic Hydroponics?
00:58:19 What Nutrients do you use in your Hydroponic System?
00:59:50 How do you control pests using organic methods?
01:01:57 Why is it important to be proactive instead of reactive for pest control?
01:03:58 What organic control do you use for Powderly Mildew?
01:04:55 How important is growing diversity in crops?
01:07:31 What are the easiest vegetables to grow in South Florida?
01:08:56 How important is educating the public if you are a farmer?
01:12:08 How can people learn more about and contact your farm?

Referenced Videos:
Original Visit to Swank Specialty Produce in April 2010:

Visit to Swank Specialty Produce in Nov 2010:

Visit to Swank Speciality Produce in 2012:

Learn about Ocean Solution Fertilizer (90 minerals)

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Hydroponic Farm Grows 350 Varieties of Vegetables with 90 minerals to Grow the best tasting food

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  • Happy Paws Cats and Dogs

    I love the education portion of this video with Daren. Great stuff. Any chance next year you could put together a video with Daren talking about the nuts & bolts of his operation more? I bet he could put together a farming school right there on site 🙂 Those future farmers could even help on the farm. Win win for everybody. Great education and a portion of your labor force would pay you to be there! I truly feel the knowledge, experience, and effort that Daren has built up and put in over the years, if spread to the world though You-Tube and a school, could change the tide.

  • Outsmart The AI

    I truly adore your farm reviews! They're so revolutionary and truly ideal in my opinion. But I eventually disagree with the pig farming as much as I disagree with the fish containment of aquaponics. I hope one day even if it's a lightyear away, we will just overall stop containing and farming animals. I think keeping animals as "pets" is pretty hypocrite and we should just 100% leave them alone unless we are truly helping them.

  • soto durango

    pretty kool stuff. lots of different gardening videos. nothing beats the natural original way. back to eden

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  • van jones

    The white cloth also helps keep Black Widows and other spiders away. They are too easily seen. They don't like that.

  • Sislertx

    it maybe that phones don't show all your play lists. I have been watching a long long time and it seems like all your videos don't show up. I would swear you have at least a couple 1000. lol.

    anyway I have been searching where you talk about specific plants. it doesn't seem like there is a playlist. could you please make one? Maybe you have one and phones truncate them. if so sorry..

  • bluechipmor

    Peace John. I just wanted to tell you that I love you and share a little Scripture with you

    Deuteronomy 14:1-21
    You are the children of Yahuwah your Elohim. Do not cut yourselves nor shave the front of your head for the dead, for you are a qodesh (holy) people to Yahuwah your Elohim, and Yahuwah has chosen you to be a people for Himself, a treasured possession above all the peoples who are on the face of the earth. “Do not eat whatever is abominable. These are the living creatures which you do eat: ox, sheep, and goat, deer, and gazelle, and roebuck, and wild goat, and mountain goat, and antelope, and mountain sheep. And every beast that has a split hoof divided in two, chewing the cud, among the beasts, you do eat. But of those chewing the cud or those having a split hoof completely divided, you do not eat, such as these: the camel, and the hare, and the rabbit, for they chew the cud but do not have a split hoof, they are unclean for you. And the pig is unclean for you, because it has a split hoof, but does not chew the cud. You do not eat their flesh or touch their dead carcasses. These you do eat of all that are in the waters: all that have fins AND scales you do eat. And whatever does not have fins and scales you do not eat, it is unclean for you. Any clean bird you do eat, but these you do not eat: the eagle, and the vulture, and the black vulture, and the red kite, and the falcon, and the buzzard after their kinds, and every raven after its kind, and the ostrich, and the nighthawk, and the seagull, and the hawk after their kinds, the little owl, and the great owl, and the white owl, and the pelican, and the carrion vulture, and the fisher owl, and the stork, and the heron after its kind, and the hoopoe and the bat. And every creeping insect that flies is unclean for you, they are not eaten. Any clean bird you do eat. “Do not eat whatever dies of itself. Give it to the stranger who is within your gates, to eat it, or sell it to a foreigner. For you are a qodesh people to Yahuwah your Elohim. Do not cook a young goat in its mother's milk.

  • VirtualLife

    Those r the pigs that r probably better for u then the hairless ones. Wilder and more natural. The hairless pigs have been farmed, and possibly even genetically modified. It makes no sense nature would have created hairless pigs in the wild.

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