Growing your own food can be a great way to not only save money and eat healthy, but it can also reduce stress and help to build community. Tilling, planting, weeding, watering, and thinning can be a bit much for our busy lives and so in 2017 we began to research if hydroponics could be an alternative and simpler way for people to grow their own food at home. In this study we learned that there is a desire among people to grow their own hydroponic plants. We also developed novel methods to keep fragile hydroponic seedlings alive. We believe hydroponics has the potential to give more people in Lower Brule the opportunity to grow their own plants and food at home, and we will be looking to expand on this project in 2018.