This is a very hopeful thing so I hope you keep reading the article all the way through.
Mike Adams (the Health Ranger) has developed an urban growing box for producing food or medicine. Of course we here at the [Grow] Network have to test it out… Is this thing really good, or what? I asked Michael (our [Grow] Network editor) to see if we could get six of them to start and I really wanted a dozen. I thought we could give some to our most active Backyard Researchers in the membership area. We could all write or video about out experiences and compare notes.
Then Michael got back to me that they cost about $100 per unit. I don’t know what I thought it would cost, but uh, we might have to scale that whole idea back a bit.
But I was kind of bummed because it is more fun to have a bunch of people working on it.
But now skip to another track.
In Austin, there is a company called “Tech Shop” I’ve got to tell you about. It’s a very new business with about 8 or 9 locations in major cities across the US. You can build pretty much anything you can imagine at Tech Shop. Prototypes featured on Shark Tank have been made at Tech Shops. They have a full woodworking shop, metal shop, paint and powder coat area, welding, sewing, vinyl press and cutting, electronics and electrical areas, computers, meeting rooms, and 3d printers.
Just recently, my husband and our teenage son and daughter went to take a class on how to operate 3d printers.
How cool is that? Plus – and perhaps this is more interesting – there are several excellent Indian food restaurants nearby. So we had dinner in town with exotic tastes we don’t get very often.
So yes, right after we took the class we started comparison shopping online for a home model.
And if I can ever get a turn to print something (I am in line behind my kids and husband) I plan on cranking out some of the Food Rising parts. Want to join in on this and do some of your own backyard research? Let’s discuss in the comments section below.
Marjory Wildcraft is an Expedition Leader and Bioneer Blogger with The [Grow] Network, which is an online community that recognizes the wisdom of “homegrown food on every table.” Marjory has been featured as an expert on sustainable living by National Geographic, she is a speaker at Mother Earth News fairs, and is a returning guest on Coast to Coast AM. She is an author of several books, but is best known for her “Grow Your Own Groceries” video series, which is used by more than 300,000 homesteaders, survivalists, universities, and missionary organizations around the world.