CALL OUT FOR SHOW & TELL HACKS and WORKSHOP HOSTS
CFGN members will be hosting a Farm Hack in London on 26th September 2015, at Forty Hall Farm, Enfield.
FarmHack is a community of farmers and growers developing appropriate tools for small scale ecological farming. It was founded by The Greenhorns in the U.S. in 2010 and has since held regular events to bring the community together on farms and in workshops across the USA. FarmHack is founded on the principles of open source technology meaning that tools and techniques are also shared and developed on the online forum farmhack.net.
The emphasis of the days’ workshops will be ‘Pedal-power for farms and community projects’, hopefully with a grand unveiling of the Cyclo-sieve (currently being built by CFGN members). However there is space at the farm for other sessions and ideas don’t have to be limited to pedal power.
Further information and details about the days events will be sent around soon. In the meantime, we would love to hear from you, especially if you have any of the following:
- A self-built pedal powered machine/contraption that is adapted for agricultural or food processing purposes (or a plan for one/prototype to test). For example, cycle-cultivators, smoothie-makers.
- Examples of ingenious or practical solutions for transporting vegetables or tools by bicycle.
- Homemade tools or tool adaptations, of all kinds, that you or your project would like to demonstrate.
- A proposal for a skill-share or workshop that you would like to host/co-host. Examples of sessions from the Landworkers Alliance FarmHack include: welding, carpentry, and the application of open-source technology.
Please contact us by email if you have any ideas or if you would like to help out in other ways. We hope we can find time on the day for all suitable suggestion, otherwise watch this space for future events!
Look forward to the innovation,
Forty Hall Farm Market Garden and CFGN