farming

RAFI is on a mission to cultivate markets, policies, and communities that sustain thriving, socially just, and environmentally sound family farms. Learn how they directly assist individual farmers and work at the local, national, and international levels for a more just and sustainable food system... Read more
0 comments Posted 20 Nov 2014 by Joseph Schroeder Feed
Open source code for a better food system, code with grass image
The story of Open Food Source (OFS), one of the longest running open source food hub software available today.
0 comments Posted 19 Nov 2014 by Roy Guisinger Feed
Lettuce farming field for Open Food Week
On revolutionizing American agribusiness from the ground up, one seed at a time. Could "open source" join the ranks of food labeling like "organic" and "fair trade"? Do patents threaten food security and national security at large? Should governments invest in public plant breeding?
2 comments Posted 17 Nov 2014 by Lisa M. Hamilton Feed
Open Food Week in a cornfield
Open Food Week on Opensource.com starts on November 17. We will run stories from the open food community about how people are using open source software and methods used to improve farming, food, and agriculture systems.
0 comments Posted 14 Nov 2014 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed
Michael Tiemann contemplates how agriculture and how we grow food could benefit from open source methods and software. FarmBot could be a great start. Find out more about how the farm could be the next frontier for open source.
3 comments Posted 2 Sep 2014 by Michael Tiemann (Red Hat) Feed
rural hackerlands
By Bernardo Gutierrez They open up areas struck by digital exclusion. They develop autonomous Internet networks in mountainous areas, install organic solar panels, and let local Internet radio emerge. They can even transform abandoned water troughs into eco-jacuzzis. "Hackerspaces," user-friendly... Read more
1 comment Posted 19 May 2014 by Shareable Feed
open source hunger solution
Co-authored by John Whitehead. For many people spring means a return to the bounty of fresh, local food from farmers markets. But for the one in five people in North Carolina who are facing hunger, that bounty is not an option. This was the challenge that we—a high-tech marketer and an engineer... Read more
4 comments Posted 28 Apr 2014 by Margaret Gifford Feed
alternative milks
My son was recently put on a temporary alternative milk diet, no cow, rice, or soy milk. I panicked. My entire life my family has been a cow's milk household—I don't know a life without dairy products. We had been making our own yogurt, so I hoped that would help.  Thank goodness, my son and my... Read more
5 comments Posted 23 Aug 2012 by Carolyn Fox Feed
We've talked about open source cars before, but open source tractors? Marcin Jakubowski has helped to open the designs for 50 farm machines, including a design for a tractor that he was able to build in six days at a cost far less that of a manufactured tractor. By creating and sharing blueprints... Read more
0 comments Posted 26 Apr 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed