I am interested in creating a small scale edible hydroponic wall inside the new NOFA-NH office. It will be as much an art display as a demo for micro-farming, urban farming, education and do-it-yourself ingenuity. The new NOFA-NH office is a prime location to share Farm Hack opportunities, we have plenty of space and room to grow. It would be really cool to get a group of people together to design this fixture and to volunteer to implement it and teach others how they might be able to do the same thing in their homes, offices or shops. The inspiration for this project came from Stephen Ritz, an urban teacher in Brooklyn, NY who has taught under-privileged kids how to farm sustainably both inside and outside the classroom.
It is part of my personal mission at NOFA-NH, to help develop a set of farming demonstrations that appeal to micro-farmers and urban gardeners and those individuals who are ready to take the first step toward learning more about growing their own food, but who might not be ready to become a full on farmer. People like me, who live in more urbanized areas, who are ready to take the next step in their education and and who will benefit from a smaller scale education on food production and sustainable farming and gardening practices.
If you would like to help me get started with this first initiative, please let me know!