Summer Institute
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Sustainable Planet

As our population approaches 8 billion people, our rising generations will be tasked with harvesting, feeding, and clothing on a scale unimagined in recent past. Sustainable Planet takes an inside look at the farms of today and how they will need to change to meet the demands of the future. Visit our partner farms to explore plant-based systems, equipment they use, how animals fit in. Look at revolutionary new ways to feed our world:
  • Hydroponic Garden Systems
  • Smart irrigation device for greenhouse farmers--design the newest version
  • Farmerton: an online organic grocery store for health-conscious consumers;
  • DuaYie: a personalized virtual Agric extension service for local farmers;
  • Smart fish pond management system for fish farmers.
  • What role can Wearable Tech play to improve our understanding of work & play
  • How do we make resources available to everyone--environmental equality?
Options for Exploration:
  • Arrive at camp with an idea to pursue or join one of our project teams to refine their product and deliver the results.
  • Enjoy harvesting fresh, organic foods from the area and building dishes/meals to fit everyone’s likes
  • Tour the growing PermaCity Life, an eco-village being developed on the shores of our local river.