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Commons Based DIY Farm Tool Production, 'AutoConstruction'

Spearheading the movement for cooperative, user-led tool production in Quebec's farming community is CAPÉ, la Cooperatif pour Agriculture de Proximité biologique et Écologique. "AutoConstruction" in French, collective, DIY tool production allows farmers to save money by working together and buying materials in bulk. These projects allow participants to enjoy a dynamic workspace and the expertise […]

Posted: July 27 2019
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farmhack iowa

20-21 June 2012 MECHANICSVILLE, IOWA @ echollective farm, 879 echo ave. farm hack iowa: inviting farmers, designers, engineers, and tinkerers to come together to share, create, and re-purpose farm tools and technologies. focused on on-farm energy production, electric tractor conversion, biodiesel production from waste oil, micro-wind, micro-hydro, and wood gas/producer gas fuels. sponsored by the greenhorns, the […]

Posted: May 9 2012
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mobile biodiesel processing!

Wonderful news from GreenStart NH! After many years of prototyping and revisions, our self-contained, mobile biodiesel processor will soon be ready to process New Hampshire-grown vegetable oil into fuel to power our farms.  Our next steps with this project will be a final bill of materials, documenting the technology, and publishing the designs to the […]

Posted: April 11 2012
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bicycle-powered carding!

It's called the Cyclocarder and was invented by Katherine Jolda.  Read more about it HERE

Posted: January 11 2012
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next farmhack event!

The next Farm Hack event from NYFC will be September 17th in Syracuse, NY on the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry campus. It is a meeting of minds between students, faculty, farmers and other professionals to create solutions for small scale farmers. There will be people with backgrounds in […]

Posted: August 4 2011