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A happy ending for Tacoma Community College’s beloved garden

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Russian and Ukranian immigrants who have worked more than an acre of land at Tacoma Community College for years banded together after the garden was nearly bulldozed last fall. Their garden will now have official status, leadership and rules. Drew Perine Staff file, 2015

“We’re a community college. We don’t want to fight with gardeners. We want to help.”

By Matt Driscoll
News Tribune
Mar 12, 2016

Excerpt:

Initially, things didn’t look good. Ominous red signs appeared at the garden in August, notifying the gardeners — in three languages — that the end was near. The plan was to bulldoze it, and — best case scenario — find somewhere else for the gardeners to plan their harvest of tomatoes, cucumbers, radishes, beets and other veggies.

But, luckily, this is a story with a happy ending.

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Unveils Food Computers


TED Talk: What if we could grow delicious, nutrient-dense food, indoors anywhere in the world? Caleb Harper, director of the Open Agriculture Initiative at the MIT Media Lab, wants to change the food system by connecting growers with technology.

Build a PFC, Climate Recipes, User Interface, Open Source, School Programs, The Future of Food

The Open Agriculture Initiative (OpenAG) is on a mission to create more farmers for the future of food production. We are developing the open source hardware and software platforms for sensor-controlled hydroponic and aeroponic agriculture systems.

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