farming

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