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    Underground Rainwater Storage in an IBC with Pumped Supply

    Underground Rainwater Storage in an IBC with Pumped Supply

    Budget pumped rainwater storage. Commercial rainwater storage can be several thousand pounds. To save money I wondered if you could bury an IBC and it turns out you can ! Here's a complete pumped rain water system for about GBP 100.

    The 72 Plant Vertical Garden

    The 72 Plant Vertical Garden

    The vertical garden is a space saving way to grow up to 72 small plants (such as lettuce, spinach, strawberries and lots of different herbs) all with the plant health benefits of hydroponics. The Vertical Garden is designed with modularity in mind, to be brought into the greenhouse and installed as a single unit, with only connection to the existing plumbing required before you're ready to grow. The installation of additional Vertical Garden units should be quick and easy.

    Solar-powered Chicken Tractor

    Solar-powered Chicken Tractor

    Solar-Powered Auto-Driving Chicken Tractor.

    Vegetable Washing Station

    Vegetable Washing Station

    As a part of the Morven Summer Institute, a group of students from the University of Virginia created this Vegetable Washing Station in order to aid small farmers in harvest efficiency. The station is meant to be in or near the field in order to streamline the harvest-to-market process and help with the negative affects of vegetables wilting due to field heat. The Vegetable Washing Station and How-To Guide were created by Jenna Godfrey, Doug Beach, and Cristina Maldonado at the Morven Summer Institute in 2011.

    Open Irrigation Controller System

    Open Irrigation Controller System

    The goal of this project is to create a wireless and networked irrigation control system for greenhouses. The end goal is to provide a user-interface (UI) from which a farmer could see a map of their nodes, monitor their sensor readings, actuate valves in real-time, develop a schedule, and implement logic in response to sensor readings.

    Garden Swing Powered Water Pump

    Garden Swing Powered Water Pump

    Pump water using a regular garden swing! This model currently pumps about 3 litres/minute.

    Geodetic Greenhouse

    Geodetic Greenhouse

    30 ft. diameter dome greenhouse

    Farmhack Starter

    Farmhack Starter

    Sometimes one person doesn't have the resources or see the need to develop a tool on their own. If only they could get funding or some kind of hourly compensation for their development efforts. They could take it to Kickstarter, but what's the point when less than 1% of Americans farm? Farmhack Starter is a forum for developers to seek funds from farmers and other end users. Simply create topic in the forum explaining your project, your budget, and see how the community responds. Perhaps they can pledge their own funds or can help you find a grant that will get you where you want to go. This is also a place for the reverse process: create a bounty for a tool that you'd like to see. Perhaps you can pledge $x or find grants that would apply to this tool but need to find somebody with the time, skills, and/or knowledge to develop it.

    Low-cost mobile hoop house

    Low-cost mobile hoop house

    Moveable 16' X 48' Hoop house compatible with year-round vegetable growing rotations as described in "The Four Season Harvest" and elsewhere that is large enough to be useful but small enough to be constructed on farm with basic tools and easily sourced materials. Hoop house uses multiple independent wheel assemblies during moves that enable one or two persons to move the house manually.

    Pedal-Powered Power Tools

    Pedal-Powered Power Tools

    A stationary human powered generator that provides a power take off to run various other tools