Aug 182010

Re-Farm the City is an open-source hardware initiative aimed at creating low-cost tools for urban farming. I’ve been volunteering for Eyebeam resident Hernani Dias, who is here from Spain spreading the gospel of low-cost open-source urban farming tools.

Re-Farm the City will be hosting a two part workshop series @ NYC Resistor this weekend, Aug. 21, Aug. 22 from 12pm to 4pm.  The goal of the workshop is to give an introduction to Re-Farm’s open source tools and to have people build their own mobile urban farms. This includes soldering all the boards needed to control and monitor an urban farm and testing out different watering systems.  There will be a $50 lab fee to cover cost of the electronics and other materials. Only a basic understanding of electronics is necessary.

Click here to register on Eventbrite for the workshop!

  • Half to the instructor, half to resistor, plus any necessary material costs.

  • simondorfman

    We (Gumbo Labs, a hacker space in New Orleans) would like to start offering workshops like this, but we still haven't figured out the “business model.” Would you mind sharing how you the spend the $50 lab fee? $X to buy the kit & materials, X% to visiting instructor, X% to NYCresistor? Thanks!