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A big Thanks to Tim Lord at Slashdot.org for the awesome interview! Of course we really appreciate the video too. Thanks Tim and Slashdot!
Sam Bagot and Will Bratton operate Horto Domi (hortodomi.com), an agricultural project they describe as "beyond organic." They're working with small prefab greenhouses, adding sensors and Arduino-actu...
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Horto domi received some exceptional foreign media coverage this past weekend!

Le Monde - Science and Technology

http://www.lemonde.fr/sciences/article/2012/08/16/texte-infographie_1746873_1650684.html
Le Monde.fr - 1er site d'information. Les articles du journal et toute l'actualité en continu : International, France, Société, Economie, Culture, Environnement, Blogs ...
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These are a number of places where Horto domi has been featured or at least mentioned since the launch of our Kickstarter project. Thanks again,
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Had a great time on The Survival Podcast. Check out the interview and feel free to comment. And our Kickstarter is still up and running for the next 5 days. Thanks again,

http://www.thesurvivalpodcast.com/episode-895-will-bratton-and-sam-bagot-on-open-source-agriculture

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1742152701/horto-domi-the-open-garden
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Meet these Makers! We'll be in the Austin Mini Maker Faire on May 12th, come down and check out all the Open mindedness!

http://austinmakerfaire.com/meet-the-makers/
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Here's our first Kickstarter update showing off the implementation of the new Vegetronix soil moisture probe. Check it out, share it and stuff.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1742152701/horto-domi-the-open-garden/posts
Horto domi is an open-source raised-bed beyond-organic garden platform with automation and web-interface capability with Arduino.
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Great news! Horto domi v.3 manufacture and assembly instructions are now posted in the Open Documentation section on Hortodomi.com. 
http://www.hortodomi.com/open-documentation/

We hope you like the videos, images and written instructions provided. The CAD documentation is nearing completion and will likely be posted within a couple of weeks if not sooner.
Beyond Organic! Home · Blog · Disclaimers · Open Documentation · Contact · Open Documentation · Introduction and. Thanks · Control Unit Construction · Greenhouse Dome Construction. Copyright OuterBabylon.com 2011.
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And here is the Full Le Monde article. Of course we really appreciate the illustration, and had a great time with their interview. 

Thank You Le Monde!
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Garduino + Permaculture + Kickstarter = Horto domi - the Open Garden

Only hours left in the our Kickstarter. Thanks again for the funding and support.

http://arduino.cc/blog/2012/05/07/gardening-arduino-garduino/

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1742152701/horto-domi-the-open-garden
There are many available projects for the automated irrigation and lighting of plants using the Arduino board. For those who were not already aware, here is the link to a tutorial by Instructables pub...
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Here is our most recent project update:

Implementation of our first fertigation system at Broken Sidewalk Farm's Development Studio in Bertram, Texas, part of the OpenSour.cc Network. We're really looking forward to this collaborative development.

https://vimeo.com/41368210

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1742152701/horto-domi-the-open-garden/posts
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In lieu of our video update, we wanted to share a few of the recent project updates with everyone:

First we would like to thank Vegetronix for getting in touch and sending us a complimentary Moisture Sensor Probe. So far it’s working like a dream. You can see more about these sensors at Vegetronix.com, and we’ll be showing it off in more detail during our upcoming video update.

We’re also excited to already be implementing two system upgrades on a new Horto domi at BrokenSidewalkFarm Headquarters in Bertram, Texas, part of the OpenSour.cc network. We are installing a modified ventilation system, as well as an inline organic fertigation system. That’s right, the fertigation system has already been built and successfully tested!

The garden is growing incredibly well. We did have a localized (on the radishes) aphid problem, and will be testing an inline organic pesticide injection system attachment to the fertigation system soon. We did plan ahead for this in our current fertigation system prototype, and the implementation should go smoothly.

We can’t thank you all enough for your interest and support, and apologize for any perceived delay in updating the community. We’re proud of the progress we’ve made in this short amount of time, and look forward to multiplying this progress in the near future through Open development. Thanks again,

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1742152701/horto-domi-the-open-garden?ref=activity
Horto domi is an open-source raised-bed beyond-organic garden platform with automation and web-interface capability with Arduino.
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Developing innovative food solutions for the 21st Century in Open Hardware form, and aspiring to provide the services that might layer them.
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Dedicated to developing a full-spectrum of automated beyond-premium organic open source food production systems and hardware. For immediate quality diets.
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Dedicated to developing a full-spectrum of automated beyond-premium organic open source food production systems and hardware; as well as providing a variety of complimentary services. To shift food production back to the capacity of the individual and household, and away from centralized systems; to provide for better health; a cleaner and richer environment; a more honest carrying capacity; and tangible independence, so that we might better determine our greater human destiny.
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