About No Dirt Required
|No Dirt Required, LLC was founded by Theodore 'TC' Beckett, Jr. in Plano, TX.
T.C. has 25 years of successful business experience as a Principal Consultant with EDS, Sales Director for Aviation MRO facilities, Program Management, Entrepreneur, and a Chief Petty Officer
the U.S. Navy.
Having lived on a farm in southern Indiana, he recognizes the benefit of harvesting healthy food grown
from his own garden. As such he set out to teach others about the value, convenience, and benefits of
growing local healthy food in Aquaponics.
There are several distinct differences from the traditional method of growing in dirt verses Aquaponics.
First off, no dirt is actually required to grow healthy sustainable food right in your back yard! Plants are
grown in expanded shale, clay pellets, rocks, or other non dirt based formats.
Secondly, there's little to no weeding within Aquaponics. Having spent days upon days each growing
season in our 1/2 acre garden weeding, tugging, and pulling, I developed a distain for gardening. That is
until I stumbled across the wonderful world of Aquaponics.
Last but not least, you don't have to water! The aquaponics system is a closed loop system in which water
is automatically pumped to the plants. But even more importantly for drought stricken areas like Texas,
Aquaponics uses 70-‐90% less water than a regular dirt garden.
No Dirt Required operates a working aquaponics system in Lewisville, Texas which is available for weekend tours.
T.C. works with local community gardens teaching and demonstrating the many values of water based systems (namely Aquaponics). He works with numerous non-profit organizations like Feed By Grace which helps feed the homeless. In 2014 he helped build an Aquaponics system in excess of 10,000 sf'. From small starter systems to larger commercial production systems, they each operate on the same basic relationships between fish, plants, and water.