Take Control, Join the Maker Movement, and Eat Healthy

In addition to geeking out over just about anything tech related, I also geek out over delicious food, especially locally grown organic food! I wouldn’t go as far to say that  I am a foodie. In fact I am far from it. But I do (with the help from my wife) try to eat as healthy as possible. 

When my wife and I first moved to Suffield, CT. We kept hearing about all the local organic farms in town, and how they had CSA programs. For those of you who don’t know what a CSA is here is a quick lesson. Community Supported Agriculture, more commonly called CSA, allows city residents to have direct access to locally grown crops. It is a membership you buy and it gives you access to different tiers of produce (depending on what “share” you buy).

Also, for those of you who are thinking to yourselves right now; “Isn’t this a tech blog?”

Hang in there, I promise it will be worth it!

Here in Suffield, as far as I can tell, there is Vegetable and Meat CSA options. We purchased a full share from Oxen Hill Farm and couldn’t be happier. There is no going back to store-bought produce.

Have you ever tried to grow your own food?

IT’S HARD! What I mean to say is it is time-consuming. It takes up a lot of time, and constant attention. I know it is cheaper to grow my food, but when you factor in labor, and time it is cheaper for me to go drive to the market in my big ol’ SUV and buy some organic veggies there.

 

Okay, what I am trying to set up is we want to grow our own veggies but we don’t have the time. Introducing FarmBot. The very first open source fully automated robotic farmer.

Whaaat? Is that what you just asked?

Yes, now check this out;

DIY tools, compact, weather resistant, solar power and rain water hydration system options available. Plot where you want to grow your veggies and which veggies you want to group together, Destroy weeds, give the proper amount of water, and watch your crop take shape!

This is an amazing device, that will hopefully help millions grow, learn and sustain their families with the knowledge of growing our own food. As one of the creators of FarmBot states in the beginning of the video;

“We have surrendered our knowledge and control of how our food is being produced.”

Let’s take back our food one FarmBot at a time!

Viva La FarmBot!

 

 

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