@house This is great! We have precisely the same vision and are following very similar groups. Please let me know your timeline/path forward with developing curriculum. I’d love to further facilitate conversation/collaboration around this topic on the forums. Let me know your goals, and how you think we could maybe work together on this more. I will be releasing an outline, and Chapter 1 of curriculum we are developing for commercial kit version of MVP (MARSfarm) within a few weeks.
@thiemehennis Is doing a very similar project called AstroPlant.
@ATBFarms is using V2 Food Computer for higher education.
@melanieshimano is using foam farms in schools already (follow her Twitter, she’s a rockstar: https://twitter.com/melanieshimano?ref_src=twsrc^google|twcamp^serp|twgr^author).
@pspeth @SuzieSchmitt (using MVP) Are also working on curriculum as well I know.
Some other random resources:
Kimbal Musks’s “Big Green” (formerly Kitchen Community/Learning Gardens): https://biggreen.org/teaching-in-your-garden/curriculum/
Green Bronx Machine: https://greenbronxmachine.org/resources/
You mentioned GBE (Growing Beyond Earth) by Fairchild Foundation. This is the best URL to see their content, seriously, this is a GOLD MINE: http://www.fairchildgarden.org/Portals/0/docs/Education/Challenge/2016/Resources/ICES_252_2015.pdf?ver=2015-09-03-120017-130
Here’s my question: Up until now Food Computers have been a DIY/Maker project. Therefore the emphasis of the education was on STEM skills. That being said, when I look at programs like the Green Bronx Machine (if you haven’t watched his TED talks you need to) or Big Green I see that the emphasis of the education is on the FOOD. Food Computers are arguably one of the least efficient ways to produce food, as the point in time, that being said, they’re a great way to teach CEA/STEM skills.
What does a food computer intended for education look like in a school? Does it need to be larger so everyone in the school can participate (Food Server) and actually receive food from it? These are the questions that keep me up at night…