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Experimental Flat-Panel Photobioreactor

With funding from the Center for Biologically Inspired Design I designed and built an open source experimental algae photobioreactor. Open Source Hardware plans will be released when I complete the research report.

Building Capacity for Vertical Farming in Atlanta

We're developing a vertical farming capacity building program in Atlanta. Our greenhouses can provide the Truly Living Well Wheat Street Garden, a training center for urban agriculture in downtown Atlanta, with capabilities for mushroom cultivation and eventually, through integrating systems, aquaponics production. Our multistage bioconversion process cultivates gourmet mushrooms, vegetables, and fish by upcycling organic waste streams from local businesses.

The ArkFab Open Source Living Machine Series

Living machines are conventionally known to be engineered biological systems that treat waste water. ArkFab living machines extend this definition to convert any kind of organic waste into value-added products, like food, fuel, biomaterials, or ecosystem services like wastewater treatment.

An ATL Community Algae PhotoBioreactor for Health, Climate and Soil!

Post-industrial society is killing us slowly. We live in an environment of pervasive toxicity. Our primary line of defense in resisting the effects of mutagens and other physiological system disruptors is our diet. Eating fresh organic food provides our bodily systems with much needed complex biochemicals like polyphenols and other phytochemicals. These chemicals aid in the regulation of our bodies and our adaptive response to chemical stressors like chlorinated hydrocarbons and heavy metals.

Free Permaculture Design Software

I'm currently working on a permaculture design for Fresh Roots Farm in Atlanta. Here is a list of the free software I plan on using to publish my designs:

Open Source Appropriate Tech Development and Climate Change

Some of you who are following the UNFCCC climate negotiations may know that there is currently an impasse between "developed" (i.e. US & EU) and "developing" (i.e. China and India) over intellectual property rights and the transfer of technologies for climate change mitigation and adaptation. I put quotes around develop* because it begs the question of who is "developing" and what we're "developing" towards.