We Have One Goal

To provide clean, local, growing solutions.

American Hydroponics (AmHydro to our friends) is a small, U.S. operation that is making a growing global impact. We are located in Humboldt County in northern California, but our hydroponic systems are currently saving over 250,000 gallons of water a day worldwide.

Our Discovery

AmHydro has been designing and building innovative, hydroponic systems for over 30 years.  We manufacture and help install food-grade growing systems for small and large operations. Our systems are operating in over 60 countries and in many of the United States.  They range in size from 5-plus feet (for hobbyists and educators) to multiple acres for commercial suppliers of Whole Foods and Costco.

We also developed our own nutrient and additive formulations. Nutrients are sold in powder form to save growers on shipping costs. Our experts have developed solutions for a range of growing pains based on over 100 years of combined experience.

Our Mission

We are driven by the dream of seeing fresh, clean, and local food being grown and consumed in communities everywhere. That dream is becoming a reality as inspired growers like you become empowered by the efficient and productive technologies that we have developed.

Our staff and network of growers work as a team to support each other. When we aren’t developing efficiency improvements to our systems, we love to talk hydro with the goal of improving yours. Give us a call and join our team. We’d love to hear from you!

The AmHydro Team

Jenny Harris

Jenny Harris


When Jenny isn’t in our greenhouse, she can be found talking to customers or immersed in a spreadsheet. Jenny loves seeing ‘fields of green’ in our growers’ greenhouses (and bank accounts), and brainstorming hydroponic system designs with entrepreneurs and large tech companies.

Joe Swartz

Vice President

Joe is a master hydroponic farmer with over 30 years of experience tending his soil-less crops through cold winters and sweltering summers. Joe has consulted to growers and investors across the globe for many years before officially joining the AmHydro management team in 2015.

Paul Harris

Director of Operations

While Paul is new to hydroponics he brings strong organizational skills and managerial expertise to our team. He developed those skills as a US Army officer and in the non-profit world.

Rudy Clark-Luera

Rudy Clark-Luera

Commercial Sales Manager

Rudy has roots in dirt farming. He has grown flowers and vegetables in the soil of his farm for many years. Fortunately, Rudy cleaned-up and joined AmHydro. He now uses our NFT and vine crop systems for the benefit of our local community and shares his growing knowledge with our customers.

Shaun Roberts

Production Manager

Shaun uses his CAD certification to bring our system designs to life in CAD so our future growers can get an accurate view of what their system will look like. As a hydroponic grower himself, Shaun has been sharing his knowledge and experience with AmHydro customers and vendors since 2014.

eric christian

Eric Christian

Systems Designer

Eric grew up with hydroponics. In 1996, Eric constructed and then managed the first NFT hydroponic lettuce farm of its kind in the U.S. Eric is a master designer of hydroponic systems. He enjoys designing custom systems for operations of all sizes.

Michael Christian

Michael Christian


Michael is a pioneer in the U.S. hydroponic industry and a co-founder of AmHydro. Michael is passionate about sharing his knowledge and promoting hydroponic solutions worldwide. In 2004, Michael was awarded the Green Entrepreneur of the year award by the governor of California.

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