Introduction to semi-hydroponics to grow plants - no pipes, no pumps, no dirt!

by Eve Poeschl | at Minnebar 15 | Thu, Oct 8 • 9:30 – 9:55 in Nokomis Track | View Schedule

Have you been collecting a lot of house plants this spring and summer? Are you sick of those fungus gnats? Spilling dirt on your floor? Are you a terrible plant parent who forgets to water your plants and they die?

Do you want to know how I keep 200+ plants alive and I only water once or twice a month?

Come and learn about semi-hydroponics! I will give you a rundown of:

  • How to grow your plants in inorganic media such as clay balls and rocks (LECA)
  • How to transfer plants from soil to LECA
  • What kind of pots to use
  • How to mix nutrients for your plants (aka what plants crave)
  • The Kratky method which is a passive hydroponics method for growing fruits and vegetables
  • Live demo and a tour of my plant space!

Our growing season outside is ending, so lets grow some stuff inside!


Eve Poeschl

Eve thrives in the dynamic realm of technology and innovation, boasting a diverse career spanning roles as a Network Engineer, Software Developer, Product Owner, Business Analyst, and Solutions Architect. Presently, she spearheads digital teams at Boston Scientific, pioneering groundbreaking software for the revolutionary WATCHMAN Left Atrial Appendage Closure therapy.

Beyond her professional endeavors, Eve dedicates her nights to serving as the Vice-Chair of the Board for Minnestar, alongside her role as a distinguished judge for the Minnesota Cup high-tech division. Her remarkable contributions have garnered recognition, including the prestigious "40-under-40" award from the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal.

Deeply ingrained in the Minnesota Tech Community, Eve exudes a passion for fostering connections and innovation. When not immersed in the digital realm, she indulges in culinary adventures at the trendiest eateries, uses ChatGPT to generate her bio, explores the world through savvy travel-hacking, and tends to her impressive collection of over 200 houseplants—a passion that evolved into a successful business venture in 2020.