Smithville resident aids community with modern farming techniques Posted in: News Smithville resident and engineer Norman Jones has taken matters into his own hands to help alleviate food insecurity in Bastrop County and drought related issues.Jones has been an avid proponent of hydroponic farming, which requires minimal water usage and can be practiced year-round in a climate controlled environment, indoors or outdoors. He has formed partnerships with organizations such as the Hands Up High Ministry in Bastrop, a family shelter and soup kitchen, implementing hydroponics to benefit the organization.Jones is advocating for this style of farming because he simply wants to help the community and isn’t concerned about profit.“In my case,PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!