Food Solutions New England

Food Solutions New England (FSNE) is a regional food systems learning-action network dedicated to advancing a sustainable New England food system. The FSNE network is organized around four interrelated activities:

A New England Food Vision, a bold vision that calls for our region to build the capacity to produce up to 70% of food that is produced in an environmentally and socially sustainable manner, that promotes health and is accessible by all New Englanders by 2060; New England state food planning initiatives; annual New England food summits and topical workshops; and related analysis, communication and visualization.

The UNH Sustainability Institute serves as the backbone organization for FSNE. Since its inception in 2006, FSNE has advanced its mission by linking a common agenda, shared measurement, continuous communication, and synergestic activities.

Open Shop Tools
Stage: Ready to Build
"Smart Farm" tools
# of Topics: 70
Last Tool Wiki Update 09/03/2015
# of Wiki Edits: 24
Stage: Concept
# of Topics: 3
Last Tool Wiki Update 10/14/2013
# of Wiki Edits: 5
Forum Topics from Organization's members

Tool Stages

The following are proposed for tool stages 1) Concept - from idea up to when the tool has been tested 2)functional prototype - tool has been built/tested in the field, but not fully documented 3)DIY - tool has been built and documented well enough that it could be reproduced 4)Commercial Product - currently being manufactured and available for purchase

Forum Comments from Organization's members
dorn's picture

Great to see your comments. The projected goal for "tools" postings is to get each one documented to the point that enough information is shared that the tool can be fabricated/reproduced by farmers where ever they are. The tool wikis should also contain whatever documentation that is needed to communicate how to effectively use the tool. This, of course, is a trajectory, but the power of the wiki is that it can be a repository and accumulate the documentation as goal of complete documentation is worked towards. You will notice that each tool also has related forums attached to it - please jump in with your comments, ideas, suggestions, requests for more documentation etc. Please also send along suggestions about how to make the web site easier to use etc.

You can find the tool template for submitting your own tools here

and a web posting instructional section here