What is a "TOOL"? This topic is to explore how we define tools in Farm Hack. Some thoughts:
Tools are not just mechanical devices, but also technical approaches which may involve substituting biology for machinery or chemistry to accomplish a task or do work.
Examples are especially ripe in the discussion of covercrops in agriculture, where cultural practices like late summer planting of a dikon radish to break up soil compaction, and store nutrients substitutes for deep/vertical tillage, and spring nitrogen fertilizer. Heavy mulched crops substitute for cultivation equipment etc.
I would think that the discussion of tools in Farm Hack should include this most basic definition of "TOOL"