Organic Gardening

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Ocala, Florida organic gardening, Vertical Growing Systems, organic gardening in Ocala, organic gardening in Florida

Ocala, Florida organic gardening, Vertical Growing Systems, organic gardening in Ocala, organic gardening in Florida


Organic Gardening

Our organic or hydroponic vertical growing system is an ideal answer to urban farming and sustainable agriculture. It meets the USDA organic standards for growing organically
 
Our growing gardening system is the only real organic system out there - the others are hydroponic systems using faux organic chemicals. We can grow more at less cost by eliminating supply chains and middlemen through our line of organic waste conversion equipment. We make our own soils and fertilizers where others buy them. SSO is a designer & manufacturer of organic waste processing equipment. SSO offers consulting services to organic waste generators and assists clients with custom tailored waste solutions.

SSO designs and manufactures organic conversion equipment that is easy to use, built from quality components and able to achieve a level of processing unrivaled in our industry. We believe in empowering people and providing them with the tools they need to change their local environment into sustainable solutions.

We have been in the organic conversion business for over 20 years and our methods and processes have been endorsed by the US EPA, The US Olympic Committee and numerous national and international environmental bodies. We take great pride in our ability to custom design a waste processing solution that can work anywhere. We don't have one system that works one way - we have several systems that can inter connect and integrate easily to provide flexibility and great economic advantage. We work with companies, governments and leading environmental groups to provide sustainable solutions in unique and amazing ways. Our systems do not require permits as they are all zero emission systems. On or off the grid there is no other company in the world that offers the systems, knowledge and experience needed to make projects come together and operate successfully.

SSO’s business philosophy is to make the needs of our customers our main priority. It is our mission to provide our customers with fast turnaround, exceptional quality, unparalleled customer service and competitive pricing.

Sun State Organics offers consulting services to a broad spectrum of industries. If you have organics you are paying to dispose of you are throwing away money. If you would like to find out how to convert waste organics into products that can earn you money give us a call. Over the past 20 years we have been asked to assist on problems no one else has been able to solve. Our solutions are simple, effective and generate profits. We convert waste disposers into valuable product producers.  Whether you are paying to dispose of animal waste, food waste, or agriculture residues we can show you how to take your costs centers and make them into profit centers.

Considering a renewable energy solution?

We have a team of renewable energy experts with a focus on waste to energy and food solutions. Our mission is to provide our clients with affordable, modular solutions with the quickest route to exceptional return on investments and a cost effective route to expansion in the future.

Our staff can provide assistance from feasibility studies to affordable issue resolution of existing operations. If you are considering starting a waste project or in the middle of establishing one contact us and we will be happy to give you an initial telephone consultation free.

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Florida Algae Solution

(07/21/2016) Remediation of WaterwaysSun State Organics is proud to offer our patented solution for cleaning up the Algae problem in Florida. Our solution can be applied anywhere in the world and it will quickly clear waterways. Our solution is safe to humans, animals and marine life, will quickly clear the waters and it is approved in Florida and in use today.The ProblemFlorida, known for its’ miles of pristine beaches and sunshine, brings tourists from all over the world with significant economic impact. However, currently these pristine beaches are plagued by smelly, toxic algae in South Florida, beaches. The current algae problem is hurting Florida economically and devasting our tourism industry and businesses. The algae can be traced to several causes including cattle ranches, farms and neighborhoods as far north as Orlando. These phosphates, from this vast area, drains into Lake Okeechobee, where all this phosphorus feeds the growth of these horrific algae blooms, which are ultimately discharged to the ocean. As an example, the target phosphorus level for the lake is 105 metric tons a year. Last year, the lake received 450 metric tons. This problem has been building up over decades, and defies simple solutions. Environmentalists point to decades of over-development and lax regulation of agriculture, saying the state never enforced farms, cities and other sources of phosphorus to reduce it sufficiently to allow the lake to recover. Phosphorus-laden discharges of water from the lake have been blamed, along with the hot weather, septic tanks and other factors, with causing these catastrophic algae blooms that have coated Treasure Coast beaches with green, smelly slime. About 37 percent of phosphorus comes from land to the north that drains into the Kissimmee River, according to a 2015 report by the South Florida Water Management District. This includes vegetable farms, citrus groves, cattle ranches, dairy farms and neighborhoods as far north as the Orlando suburbs, where lawn fertilizer, animal waste and other sources of phosphorus wash into the Kissimmee river, which feeds into the Lake Okeechobee. Although many environmentalists blame "Big Sugar," the cane fields of U.S. Sugar and Florida Crystals around the southern rim of the lake, this actually accounts for only a small percentage of its phosphorus problem.The SolutionThe simplest solution is to find something to eat the algae, septage and phosphorus as it is being dumped in the waterway. Our patented solution involves the sterilization of algae - it is a novel invention with profound and immediate ramifications for all wastewater issues. Our solution eats the algae before it has a chance to get out of control and it does this safely and it is a proven solution that is in use in Florida today. In reality, there is really no practical way to eliminate septic tanks or cattle or agriculture in Florida, without significant financial ramifications. This current disaster can be re-mediated quickly, with no noise and no disruption to any activity and the end result is clean water and food for fish. There may be other solutions, but we know there will not be another safer, instantaneous, low-cost solution that will recover the pristine coastline of Florida. An On-Site Algae Remediation in Water WaysThe Florida Clean Water, LLC (FCW) system utilizes the problem algae and sterilizes the algae so it can be used as a feed source for our microbes. Once the algae is sterilized, it is fed to our microbes and digested. Our plan entails growing a large quantity of this select family of microbes and using them in the contaminated water ways where they will immediately eliminate the odor of decaying algae and consume the algae itself. This is a proven passive solution which creates no disturbance to anyone or anything and the solution will quickly re-mediate the problem at a low cost. This is the fastest way to return the pristine waterways and beaches back to the tourists. This microbial solution will also consume itself after the food source disappears.These microbes will be grown at a central location we call a "Mother Site". The microbes will be bred and brought to a dispersion area and released. The selected microbes will become dominant, and as they work their way from the release point down the waterways, through the algae, they will multiply exponentially from the abundant food (algae). This will result in the swift removal or abatement of algae, septage and the smell.This solution is mobile and can easily be operated by any trained personnel. The capital cost of the skid portable unit is minimal (includes our high performance microbes) including set up and 14 days of operational instruction. The system can be purchased and operated by the state or municipalities. It is suggested that one of these units would be placed at a main discharge location and other units would be placed at the most troublesome locations farther downstream Frequently Asked QuestionsHas this been done before and where? The solution provided here is already in use in the waste water industry in Florida. The system has been enhanced and improved through our patented sterilization process. Once the unit is setup - how long will it take before someone sees noticeable results? You can see results almost immediately. In just a few short days the microbes will multiply and consume virtually all the algae encountered. What is required to service the unit? The cost to service the portable skid is included in the license fee. Our team will service each unit annually and repair any system that breaks down for whatever reason immediately. Does it work in hot or cold water? Yes, the microbes work in both hot and cold water. Please note that in extreme cold water the microbes will go dormant and stay that way until the water warms back up and then they will become active again. Does it work in fresh and salt water? Yes, the microbes work in both salt and fresh water and do not really care which one they reside in. Who is it that is offering this solution and what experience do they have in this field? Florida Clean Water (FCW) has acquired the rights to this system from a renowned system designer and inventor. The inventor built upon existing systems and created a way to do this through a sterilization process that is patented. Can this solution cause any harm to human or plants or marine life? No, the microbes used in this solution have been approved and it is safe for all humans, plants and marine life. There are no pathogens in our system and the microbes can be found in food and water around the world. For additional information please contact Brian C. 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Students Stock Schools Produce

(04/22/2016) The "Farm to School" program has students getting their hands dirty while feeding lunchrooms with hundreds of pounds of fresh produce from the Hub at the Horizon Center in Gainesville. "The average day we plant, we harvest." Hard work that pays off, according to student Simon Williams. He is one of the many students who work at the hub. "My favorite part about it is harvesting, planting and composting." Kelli Brew is the coordinator for the school district's program. "Students are learning here, job training, also facilitating getting hundred and hundreds of pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables into the meal programs for the school."...Read More ​http://www.wcjb.com/local-news/2016/04/students-stock-schools-produce

A Beginner's Guide to Organic Gardening

(01/20/2016) A Beginner's Guide to Organic GardeningGardening is hardly complex when you know what you’re doing, since all of us have planted a seed at one point or another throughout our lives and watched it grow and blossom or die due to lack of care. Creating a garden that produces fresh food and flowers each season may be more complicated than that, especially for those of us who never did any gardening growing up. The following guide will give you more information on the subject of planting and making use of available biomass around the garden so you can make for organic gardening as best as possible. When you are done with this you will have what it takes to take on basic gardening tasks with confidence: Making the bed Roughly about three weeks before you think about planting, you should allow the soil to dry off so it won’t clump when you decide to do the planting itself. Take a fistful and sink a fork into the earth. Loosen it up a bit and add a half inch or so layer of compost. Rake the surface so you can ensure there are no weeds, dirt clumps or stones that could get in the way. Over the following three weeks you should pull off any weeds that show up. Raking and letting the soil settle for a few weeks will bring out weed seeds that lurked right beneath the surface. Digging a furrow Depending on whether you’re looking for symmetry and order you can carve out a shallow trench using a hoe or a hand trowel. You don’t have to necessarily plant in rows, but you can organize the garden in a grid pattern instead, planting at the four corners of each square of the grid. You can of course choose to avoid organizing in patterns, just going for that natural look, but you will still need to dig shallow holes or furrows for the seeds. Irrigation You should moisten but never soak the soil as you work on gardening. Watering before planting the seeds will protect them from getting washed up and out of the soil or drowned in water. Sowing the seeds Spread the seeds in your trench or place two or three of them inside each of the planting holes you made previously. The seed packets will explain how far apart you need to plant each of them. If you plant them far too closely, you may be thinning them and that means you will have to eat the thinning. Covering with soil You should bury the seeds only about as deep as their diameter goes. Sprinkle soil on top of the seeds and press them gently to ensure there is enough contact with the soil. A few seeds such as lettuce and dill will need light to sprout, so you will have to cover them sparingly compared to other seeds you can work with. Keeping the soil moist Sprinkle some water on the seedbed whenever you see the surface get dry until your seeds have sprouted. This will help keep them growing as time goes by. Mulching You should make sure your soil is covered with mulch at all times to prevent weed seeds from reaching the soil. Spread a thick layer of it over the soil, two or more inches deep and made of organic mulch such as dried grass clippings, shredded leaves and straw. This should be done each spring and you can replenish it throughout the growing season as you move forward. For an even better weed protection you can place sheets of newspaper or grocery bags made of craft paper or even cardboard to build armor for your soil. They will eventually decompose and you won’t have worry about weeds in the process. With that your gardening sessions will be much more productive in the long run.

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