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02 Aug 2012

Aquaponic Garden and My Life With It

Hi Everyone. My name is Teresita. I'm 17 years old and I'm from Oakland, CA. Ever since I was in Middle school I wanted to go to Japan and have a good experience there. I also want to be  a art teacher for elementary children. When I was little I...

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27 Jul 2012

pueblo shoots

The seeds were sprinkled on top on Friday by the Oakland kids - the pic was taken on Wednesday. Seedlings and transplants are shown.

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22 Jul 2012

a smart garden in oakland, a twin garden in guatemala

now that our v1.1 iot controller prototypes are becoming robust, the possibilities and opportunities they present through smart gardens are enormous. our first fun application is through our educational program 'one school one garden' pairing sister schools with an internet based hands-on "learning to learn" curriculum. we are testing this...

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20 Jul 2012

Building An Aquaculture Garden at Castlemont High School

Hello, everyone. My name is Gloria "Jack" Mejia-Cuellar and I am 18 years old. I am a twin and daughter of immigrant parents from El Salvador and Mexico. I was born and raised in Oakland, Calif. I am a debater, a graphic designer, a journalist, and an advocate. I became...

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20 Jul 2012

Less labor, more results

I am Kim Mejia-Cuellar, an 18 year-old in Oakland, Calif. who had the opportunity to participate in the program Youth Greening Oakland. Under the leadership of Eric from Kijani Grows, I learned how to build an aquaponics garden. This is a garden that does not use soil. Instead, the YGO...

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12 Jul 2012

howto build a smart aquaponics garden: (100)

It's always fun as conceptual ideas coming together through computer designs start taking physical form in real life. As dreams materialize into reality. Growbed materials are laid out below: Grow bed frame coming together There is another simpson tie under the 4x4; The school gardens are coming together.  

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10 Jul 2012

howto build a smart aquaponics garden: (11)

The key design drivers are safety, functionality and beauty. The integrity of all materials is paramount. ACX plywood is recommended for the liquid liner. Cured vertical grain lumber does not warp and is so sensual. Yes, it is possible to build a place to irrigate plants using fish water for...

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06 Jul 2012

howto build a smart aquaponics garden: (10)

A materials cut list is useful. I have transitioned a lot in terms of thoughts on how to model efficient workshops and production processes. I no longer have a physical workshop. In fact I have no carpentry skills considering I work with wood a lot. My favorite tool is a...

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06 Jul 2012

howto build a smart aquaponics garden: (1)

After breaking lots of gardens (some by earthquakes) and observing the way big structures go up, the focus is on designing a strong frame that we can dress up anyway we want - similar to sky scrappers, bridges or even satellites. Wooden joints are not strong enough for the mechanical...

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