Building a food computer on developing communities


#1

Hi!

As most of the people here, I’m also new to OpenAg. I’m from Brazil where we have a lot of communities, here called favelas. I intent to install food computers there, and help the local business of food to grow there, maybe with some financial help from anyone

Anyone here is working with something similar? Are any heads up regarding some of the challenges of that?


#2

If your goal is to help people in favelas start businesses growing food, this forum might not be the best place to find what you are looking for. But, there are lots of other sources. You might have better luck googling things like DIY hydroponics, Kratky method, deep water culture (DWC), nutrient film technique (NFT), and aquaponics. There are many videos on youtube and lots of instructions and guides on other sites.

If you want to learn what OpenAg is about, here are a few posts from Caleb that you could read:

  1. https://medium.com/@calebgrowsfood/2017-the-openag-ecosystem-expands-research-non-profit-ventures-b5762beed64b

  2. V2 Food Computer Kit Build

  3. Growing food: I just ordered a MicroGrow Kit from Hamama

[edit: Also this one: Perpetual AMA for Caleb ]