Victor Zaderej

Happy Leaf LED


Victor Zaderej is an engineer who loves teaching others that they can be successful indoor gardeners with simple and cost-effective methods. Zaderej, who received his master’s in mechanical engineering from MIT, is passionate about all things energy efficient, whether it’s his passive solar house, electric motorcycle, or the off-the-grid greenhouse he designed and built.

Victor will be speaking at the Pennsylvania Fairs


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Say Yes to Indoor Gardening: The easy way to wonderful veggies in all four seasons

Learn how to grow a variety of great vegetables indoors, including tomatoes and strawberries! Advances in technology are making indoor gardening increasingly popular for beginners and experts alike. Happy Leaf LED's Vic Zaderej gives the scoop on some great techniques and vegetable varieties that can make you a successful indoor gardener. This presentation also highlights the benefits of passive hydroponics, a method of growing that's low in cost and maintenance. The workshop includes an in-depth Q&A with Zaderej and horticulturalist B.J. Miller.
Organic Gardening

Available In:

Pennsylvania, Sunday 11:30-12:30 p.m., Heirloom Gardener Stage

Everything You Need to Know About Horticultural Lighting

Learn and ask questions about horticultural lighting with Happy Leaf LED's Victor Zaderej. The way people grow food and medicinal plants with specialized lighting is changing rapidly, and Zaderej offers a wealth of knowledge and a passion for sharing that information. This presentation's for anyone wanting to learn the basics of how light affects plants (including the latest research from universities), as well as anyone who uses commercial lighting for growing. The workshop includes an overview of types of lighting as well as details on how to evaluate a grow light's potential performance (not only for plant growth, but also for energy use). Related topics include intracanopy lighting, supplementing with carbon dioxide, and practical advice on how to set up grow lights for optimal use.
Organic Gardening

Available In:

Pennsylvania, Friday 5:00-6:00 p.m., Heirloom Gardener Stage