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Hi Steve,

I was curious as to whether you have a list of these resources and if so, would you be willing to share them with this community? It would be helpful if you could even point us in the right direction.

Thanks, Audrey

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My name is Audrey Berman and I am starting an organization called DB CO-OP with some other folks in Brooklyn, NY, where we incubate ideas that revolve around human powered devices (static and mobile) and alternative energies. The process we embody is research / design / prototype. Currently we are working on a family of human-powered devices for a group of urban composters in NYC. These various organizations have reached a limit with the hands tools they are using, and are intersted in scaling up their operation without the use of non-renewable resources. Our goal is to design and fabricate five devices, using these composting operations as our testers, for feedback and critique. Once we are satisfied with our designs, we hope to fabricate small production runs, using re-appropiated and re-used materials when applicable. You can see more of what we are doing here:

I am also helping to organize the FarmHack Brooklyn slated for November 10th and 11th. Will have more information on that soon!

My interest in sustainable farming started 3 years ago while WWOOFing in Italy and Upstate NY. My experiences on the farms were nothing short of mind blowing, and the daily work was so rewarding and meaningful. The relationships I formed with the commnuties were real, honest, and founded upon common goals and desires to do the hard work that is ultimately going to make our world better in so many ways. I hope to one day have a shared communal farm. And I'm thrilled to be working with Greenhorns!

Ciao, Audrey