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Canada: City Farmer Begins its 40th Year

Click image to see larger file. Our New Year’s Beer.

Happy New Year!

This special beer, made from our garden hops, features the masthead of the first issue of our newspaper published in August, 1978. At that time, the founders of City Farmer were working at the Vancouver Energy Conservation Centre, teaching city residents how to conserve energy in the food system. We were strongly motivated by William and Helga Olkowskis’s book, The City People’s Book of Raising Food.

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January 1, 2018   Comments Off on Canada: City Farmer Begins its 40th Year

3D Printing Saves Time and Money in Urban Farming Product Design and Prototyping

Brooklyn-based Farmshelf wants to make it easy for anyone to grow their own food, and has developed an autonomous system, complete with custom 3D printed parts, that makes it possible for individuals, restaurants, and residential communities to do so on-site.

By Sarah Saunders
3dPrint
Dec 26, 2017
(Must see. Mike)

Excerpt:

In order to create custom parts for testing, as well as refine its hardware and software platform, Farmshelf integrated Ultimaker 2+ 3D printers into the design process. The 3D printers gave the team the freedom, and the budget, to develop and produce multiple design iterations for its large system, as well as the custom, modular parts that went into it.

Farmshelf was able to use Ultimaker’s 3D printing technology for every single project stage, from design and laboratory research to prototyping and production of its “functioning, plant-ready prototypes.”

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January 1, 2018   Comments Off on 3D Printing Saves Time and Money in Urban Farming Product Design and Prototyping