The history of hydroponics dates back hundreds, perhaps even thousands of years.
In the 1940's, Dr. William Gerickle perfected hydroponic techniques and even decided upon the name for them. He named
it by combining the Greek word 'hydros' (meaning 'water') and 'ponos' (which means 'working')
into one word.
While hydroponics is not a word most people have heard of, many people have seen the technology
at work. In Epcot, 'The Land' is an example of one way of cultivating plants hydroponically. Many colleges and
universities now offer programs in agriscience and hydroponics.