Food Computer Program

Live talk presented at Red Hat Summit on May 8, 2019

Melanie Shimano, Director and Founder of the Food Computer Program in Baltimore City Public Schools, and her west Baltimore high school students are showing their community a healthier way to eat by sharing what they grow―and what they learn.

From the talk

Food computer program

A food computer is essentially a tabletop garden. It’s a foam box that contains everything a plant could need to grow and thrive: water, food, light, and a controlled climate, all managed by sensors and a Raspberry Pi. Students at Green Street Academy have built a hydroponic system using plans for an affordable food computer.

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