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Urban Farming In Kansas City

Mekhi and Mekhia Johnson picking tomatoes at Nile Valley Aquaponics, an urban farm at 29th and Wabash. Credit Andrea Tudhope / KCUR 89.3

Audio Program Visits Urban Farmers

By Gina Kaufmann & Andrea Tudhope
KCUR
July 17, 2017

Excerpt:

Keisha Johnson, beginner master gardener, Nile Valley Aquaponics

Greg Garbos, owner, City Bitty Farm

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July 24, 2017   Comments Off on Urban Farming In Kansas City

This solar powered weeding robot mimics robot vacuum cleaner

Tertill whacks weeds using a spinning string trimmer, which cuts the weed off near the ground.

From their Kickstarter Website
Estimated delivery 2018

Excerpt:

How does it know what’s a weed and what’s a plant?

Tertill has a very simple method: weeds are short, plants are tall. A plant tall enough to touch the front of Tertill’s shell activates a sensor that makes the robot turn away. A plant short enough to pass under Tertill’s shell, though, activates a different sensor that turns on the weed cutter.

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July 24, 2017   Comments Off on This solar powered weeding robot mimics robot vacuum cleaner