Growing Food with Open Source

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Scheduled: Thursday, June 23, 2011 from 11:00 – 11:45am in B202/03

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Open source folks are naturally lazy. Anything mundane task they can automate, they will. So what does an open source developer do when faced with planning, planting, and tediously watering a garden? Automate!

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Lazy hackers will appreciate the Garduino, an open hardware Arduino to automatically water your garden and tweet at you when your plants are thirsty. Want a frost alert on your phone so you know to cover your precious tomato starts? How about a tool that tells you when to start seeds, when plants will be harvested, and whether you’re going to have too much lettuce in July? (Automatic seed planter not included.) Discover these projects and more at http://gardengeek.org!

Come and learn about open source tools for all types of garden hackers.

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