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    Passive water pump

    Passive water pump

    Wirtz pump, passive water pump. Paddle wheel pump on open water irrigation ditch fills elevated 500 gallon water tank which then gravity irrigates greenhouse.

    Orchard bird scare machines

    Orchard bird scare machines

    These are several types of bird scare machines that I have devised over the years to successfully control bird damage to my small stone fruit orchard. They are low-tech but highly effective and would be equally useful for gardens or small grain plots.

    The “bed weeder” at Roxbury Farm NY

    The “bed weeder” at Roxbury Farm NY

    This tool can be used in organic weed management, some use it also for harvesting. It makes the work more labour friendly.

    Modular building systems

    Modular building systems

    This tool is to provide a list of modular construction systems to provide the basis for standards, adaptation and discussion around the strengths and weaknesses and best applications of the various systems for prototyping and on-farm use.

    WordPress SeedBank plugin

    WordPress SeedBank plugin

    An open source community model for the worldwide seed saving movement

    Dripwall Delta

    Dripwall Delta

    The Dripwall delta collects solar heat in a drip of water and transfers that heat under the soil to keep roots warmer. It is a season extender that lets you start seedlings a lot earlier and also the heat stored under the soil protects seedlings from night frost.

    FarmBot

    FarmBot

    FarmBot is humanity's open-source automated precision farming machine. Similar to a 3D printer or CNC router, FarmBot uses an XYZ computer controlled gantry system to precisely position and use any tool or sensor applicable to growing plants such as seed injectors, watering nozzles, pH sensors, moisture meters, etc. Visit http://go.farmbot.it for more information and please use our forum and wiki for questions and feedback.

    multi-dibbler

    multi-dibbler

    A multi-dibbler is a simple tool to mark a seeding bed. Follow this link to a step by step explination of how to make one: http://www.communityagadvisors.com/make-multi-dibbler/

    Vacuum Material Handler

    Vacuum Material Handler

    This material handler design, created at this year's Farm Hack in Davis, CA, consists of a vacuum system to lift grain from a truck into to hopper below the vacuum unit. The vacuum unit is located above the machine of intended use (a grain cleaner for example). Once the vacuum hopper fills up, the vacuum is turned off and then a gate at the bottom of the vacuum hopper is opened and the grain falls down into the hopper of the grain cleaner. Areas left for research include: vacuum type, vacuum hopper geometry, vacuum hose type, automatic shut-off to prevent vacuum motor overheating, and dust safety considering static electricity. Vacuum systems like these are currently used in wood production and water related industries.

    Enterprise Budgets: Lists & Downloads

    Enterprise Budgets: Lists & Downloads

    A list of all the places on the web where you can find and download enterprise budgets. Plus, a one-click link to download all 1000+ of them. If you want customizable ones that are designed specifically for organic farmers, check out our Open Enterprise Budget Tools.