While Americans still wrangle their overgrown lawns by pushing or riding a lawnmower, many Europeans have handed off that responsibility to robots. These beefy, Roomba-like mowers loop their way around a yard, keeping grass trim and neat. To many of their users, the bots are endearing. Their owners give them names or cover them in decals of ladybugs or bumblebees. But the sentimentality only goes so far, because these blades-on-wheels have also been slicing up something other than grass: hedgehogs.
2018/09/18: The board can be used as a general purpose I/O and DAQ add-on but is specifically designed as a control board for aquaponics and hydroponics gardening.
What does a human being's natural environment look like? Regardless of your interpretation of the story of Eden, it is indeed an Edenesque place from which we originate. We have now emerged from the forests and spread out across the wide world as explorers of what exists to be discovered. This journey is beginning to
Horto domi is a new Kickstarter project to develop open source environmental controllers for raised-bed gardens enclosed within a geodesic dome.
The Horto domi smart garden project just received some exceptional foreign media coverage in the French Le Monde - Science and Technology!
A wicking bed is an excellent technique for growing things in environments where water is scarce. It's got two main parts: the bottom half is a contained reservoir filled with gravel and water and the top half is filled with soil, mulch and plants.
In these times of ever more blatant marketing of public space, the aspiration to plant potatoes precisely there - and without restricting entry - is nothing less than revolutionary," writes Sabine Rohlf in her book review of Urban Gardening.1 Indeed, we can observe the return of gardens to the city everywhere and see it as an expression of a changing relationship between the public and the private. And it is not only this dominant differentiation in modern society that is increasingly becoming blurred; the differences between nature and society as well as that between city and countryside are fading as well, at least from the perspective of urban community gardeners.