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Zach Yohannes’ Gro-Mart: Prototyping Farming 3.0 Part VI. A Routine Emerges by Mark Feldman

Zach Yohannes’ Gro-Mart: Prototyping Farming 3.0 Part VI. A Routine Emerges by Mark Feldman

After Zach Yohannes’ initial frenzied weeks of constructing and setting up Gro-Mart, accompanied by a series of problems that needed solving and were solved, a sort of routine has emerged. Zach is prototyping indoor, vertical agriculture in an old packing shed on his family’s farm, trying to determine what works [...]

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Zach Yohannes’ Gro-Mart: Prototyping Farming 3.0 Part V. Urban Agriculture Grows Up by Mark Feldman

Zach Yohannes’ Gro-Mart: Prototyping Farming 3.0 Part V. Urban Agriculture Grows Up by Mark Feldman

Urban agriculture is hot.  You don’t have to look very hard to find an article or study or friend touting the many benefits of urban farming, from combating obesity to vanquishing food deserts, from reducing stormwater runoff to preventing crime. Rebecca Solnit in, “Revolutionary Plots” a recent article in Orion [...]

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Zach Yohannes’ Gro-Mart: Prototyping Farming 3.0 Part III: Day by day By Mark Feldman

Zach Yohannes’ Gro-Mart: Prototyping Farming 3.0 Part III: Day by day By Mark Feldman

This time, we’re checking in on the recent day-by-day progress of Zach Yohannes’ Gro-Mart prototype.  Gro-Mart is a “ revolutionary sustainable food production model that produces a poly-culture of crops utilizing advanced soilless growing methods. It will consist of a system of multi-story buildings that serve as both the growing [...]

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Zach Yohannes’ Gro-Mart: Prototyping Farming 3.0  Part I: Breaking Ground  By Mark Feldman

Zach Yohannes’ Gro-Mart: Prototyping Farming 3.0 Part I: Breaking Ground By Mark Feldman

Early on the morning of June 18th  before the heat had set in, Zach Yohannes arrived at the old cold storage facility on his family’s farm near Visalia, California.  This large building once stored and refrigerated produce, but since the farm has moved its packing elsewhere and it has been [...]

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Thursday May 31st — Senior Reflection Opening Reception

Thursday May 31st — Senior Reflection Opening Reception

Senior Reflection Opening Reception Thursday, May 31st – 4:30-7:00 PM Gallery 160 – Wallenberg Hall (Building 160) Biology’s alternative capstone project for seniors, The Senior Reflection, is now in its second year!  In TSR, seniors in the life sciences undertake in-depth creative projects that join compelling scientific subjects with their passion for the arts. With [...]

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SUSSing Sustainability sits down with Stanford Solar Decathlon: Part III

SUSSing Sustainability sits down with Stanford Solar Decathlon: Part III

    Recently, one of the SUSSing Sustainability blog’s editors sat down with Derek Ouyang, Design Manager for Stanford’s first Solar Decathlon Team.  The Solar Decathlon is a biennial competition, sponsored by the US Department of Energy, that brings together university teams from around the world to compete in building a net-zero energy, single [...]

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