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SmartPatch - Intelligent Allotment

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Hi All,

Working on a college project and I've been looking at ways of helping small farmers.

I've been looking at a new type of "smart" allotment (SmartPatch). It works in the same ways as typical allotments but you will have built in soil sensors and a Camera feed so you can monitor allotment from your phone. You could share progress with others online, compare and a range of other features.

What do ye think? I don't have an allotment so I was also curious about a few things:

- Is there a shortage of allotments?
- How much do they usually cost p.a.
- how often do people typically attend them (I know it probably ranges depending on how busy people are)
- What are the biggest issues people have at the moment with the current allotment set-up?

Link to idea below. Any help at all would be greatly appreciated!

dorn's picture

Welcome to the Farm Hack Community!  Have you checked out the Open Pipe kit project and FarmOS on Farm Hack?  I think that there is a lot of overlap.  Would be great to get cross pollination going.